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Author: Akua Gyamfi

Black Folks when it’s award season, let’s pour a little respectful liquor for the powerlessness of UK Black Award Shows.

What does winning a UK based black award do? Tell me UK based creatives… I’ll wait… … … Have any UK born black creatives in the arts ever walked into a meeting and confidently mentioned the British black award they won when it came down to bartering for a role, or a directing gig, a writing position, or as a producer?

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65% #OutOf100 – Sweet Country an Interesting Take on Racism in 1920s Australia.

Overall, I’m not sure if I liked this film. I spent a lot of time watching it with my brow furrowed. There are some brilliant fleeting scenes. Notably when you look at empty the IMDB pages of the Aborigine actors in this film, it’s a reminder of who is not represented in the major arts. But, the story is important, if only to once again shed light on the injustices the western world has put indigenous people across the globe through. That said, I’m getting tired of seeing people of colour in epic narratives depicting their suffering at the hands of angry White Fellas.

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