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Women Of The Lens Festival Who Do You Think You Are? Chapter One/Tribute To A Classic Film Theme

Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival

Saturday, 25 November 2017 from 13:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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Women Of The Lens was overwhelmed with productions concerning identity – so much so, we have two separate screenings and this is Chapter One. For women and other people categorised as ‘minorities’, the concept of identity is an ever present one. If the women are black or of colour this becomes exceptionally pertinent - if only because of the historical action of the stripping away of identity from one’s families, tradition, heritage and culture. We saw entries focussing on particular aspects of hair and skin colour (i.e. colourism) and some of the films are challenging, others still are celebratory and accepting.

In this Chapter we pay Tribute To A Classic which is the film Burning An Illusion, directed by Menelik Shabazz. This screening will be preceded by an introduction with one of the film's stars, Angela Wynter and our host is Welsh Film Festival Founder Yvonne Connikie. 

Held within the Who Do You think You Are? Chapter One Theme, Women Of The Lens will regularly feature Tributes To Classics, those films and filmmakers who defined eras. Burning An Illusion is one such film which tells the story of 'Pat'. She is part of the generation after 'Windrush' trying to make their way in British society. Born in the UK and with no plans to 'go back' to their parents' countries, they attempt to make impressions on British society on equal terms often with explosive results as they find that they are not readily accepted in British society equally. This screening will be preceded by an introduction to the film. 

Burning An Illusion

Unlace Your Shoes I Am A Black Woman

Indigo

You

50 Shades Of Melanin 

Do you have questions about Women Of The Lens Festival Who Do You Think You Are? Chapter One/Tribute To A Classic Film Theme ? Contact Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival

When & Where

The Cinema Museum
2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) London
SE11 4TH London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 25 November 2017 from 13:30 to 15:30 (GMT)


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Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival

Welcome to Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival. This platform was created to celebrate British black women/of colour in the film, digital and broadcast industries, both in front of and behind the camera. Not just a live event in screenings, we’ll create a professionaly-led space which supports the career development of women in the industry. 

Much more information on our website: www.womenofthelens.com

Email: info@womenofthelens.com

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