An online takeover celebrating Black British Film, curated by We Are Parable.
In July 2020, we were approached by the British Film Institute to produce a week long series of events. We decided that we wanted to use this opportunity to celebrate, highlight and spark debate on Black British Film.
Over five days, in addition to curating our own collection of Black British films, we produced five videos, ranging from conversations with filmmakers to an audiovisual experience like no other.
Take a look to get started:
The British Blacklist’s Akua Gyamfi, producers Stella Nwimo and Fiona Lamptey and Delia Rene discuss challenges around getting their work made in this insightful conversation.
Jazz Re:Freshed VJ Session
Our friends at Jazz Re:Freshed provide us with an audio visual exploration into Black British Film.
Advice for Black British Creatives
Four emerging filmmakers (Tomisin Adepeju, Stephan Pierre Mitchell, Nosa Eke and Anthony Vander) offer advice to aspiring creatives, including the importance of determination, self belief and finding your voice.
In conversation with Akinola Davies, Jr
We catch up with visual artist and filmmaker Akinola Davies Jr, and discuss his various work. This conversation also includes his short “This Hair of Mine”.
International Focus: Justin Simien
For the final conversation for Who We Are, we speak with Dear White People creator Justin Simien on his experiences self funding his project, lockdown thoughts and Michaela Coel.