A preview of an upcoming documentary from Princess King Productions (a London-based company) titled (In)visible Women: Black, British And Female.
Produced and hosted by Leah Charles-King (above) and directed by Anthony David King, the feature documentary, which is currently in production, will highlight the societal contributions of black British women of all stripes – a group that’s under-represented, or “invisible” within British business and industry.
Here’s how the filmmakers describe the project:
(In)visible Women is a groundbreaking new documentary about British, black, female role models in the UK. Impacting, inspiring and moving… this documentary follows British double award-winning TV presenter and mentor Leah Charles-King, to highlight Black female role models within the UK and discover their challenges in trying to be a voice and inspiration for others. In recent months, especially since the UK riots in August 2011, there have been calls for more role models to come forward for our fallen youth in Great Britain. Many of whom need people from all industries who can become a positive influence in their lives. There are also reports within the media about a lack of role models available. Yet many active role models – especially women, do not seem to be given any public awareness by the same media who claim there is a lack of them. Produced by Leah Charles-King and directed by Anthony David King, this documentary will feature black british women within sport, media, business, politics and more. Revealing the real issues they encounter on a daily basis. And ask if they too believe there are a lack of black, british and female role models. How beneficial could they be in helping a young society understand their worth and potential within the community and among their peers.Leah will be investigating if these women feel “invisible” within their industries and to find out if they share the same frustrations, if they even notice these issues, if they care about them or if they have come to accept them.
The film will include interviews with well-known and well as not-so-well-known black British women (some you’ll see in the preview footage below).
A summer 2013 debut is expected for (In)visible Women, in the UK first. Although I’m sure the filmmakers hope it’ll travel.
Watch the 5-minute preview of the film below: