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Barbadian artist Alberta Whittle becomes ninth recipient of 2018 Margaret Tait Award

At the World Premiere of Sarah Forrest’s 2017 Margaret Tait Award commission on Monday 26 February, Glasgow Film Festival presented the 2018 Margaret Tait Award to Alberta Whittle. Supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, the Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image. Born a hundred years ago, Margaret Tait was an Orcadian filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations, and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking. Born in Barbados and currently resident in Glasgow,  Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher, and educator. Her practice is informed by...

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Activists join forces with women in entertainment to speak out on Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Abuse

Activists’ letter: Dear Sisters, We write today as activists, organisers, advocates and campaigners working to end violence against women and girls. We work in rape crisis centres, specialist black and minority ethnic women’s organisations, disabled women’s organisations, refuges, helplines, advice services, women’s infrastructure organisations, community organisations, women’s campaigning groups, universities, trade unions, women’s networks and more. We write to you as a diverse group of women, speaking to other women, about the world that we live in, and the one that we know it is possible to create. In the last few months we have heard a number of...

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The British Blacklist 2017 Legend Honour Goes to Honorary Brit Clarke Peters

We feel that we really must start with honorary Brit and TBB Legend Clarke Peters, who has generously divided his time between his native USA and Britain since the 1970s. In 2017, he showed how much he cherishes the cultural heritage of the African Diaspora, doing us all a great transatlantic service! In January 2016, we spoke to Peters about owning the African narrative as we anticipated his role in the ITV series, Jericho. Described as the UK’s first western, Jericho is set in 1870s Yorkshire and focuses on the lives of a community living in a shantytown under...

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