BFAP #162: The Lens(a) of Emancipation

Tarik, Jamie and LeMar talk about the problematic ownership of history (Emancipation), the importance of aspirational images (Lensa), the career of Bokeem Woodbine, and the power of telling our own stories (Nikyatu Jusu’s Nanny).

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Relevant Links

Emancipation producer Joey McFarland and his slave prop movie date – Twitter

‘Emancipation’ Review: Peeling Back The Levels To The Story Of Will Smith’s “Whipped Peter” – Valerie Complex for Deadline

‘You feel your Blackness is the bad thing’: the director whose nanny horror won Sundance – Cath Carter for The Guardian

Bokeem Woodbine Is One Of The Most Underrated Actors Of His Generation – Candice Frederick for Huffington Post

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