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Refreshingly Raw & Honest Conversations About Race, Gender & More Define New Series by London Filmmaker Cecile Emeke

Refreshingly Raw & Honest Conversations About Race, Gender & More Define New Series by London Filmmaker Cecile Emeke

I’ve previously written
about London-based filmmaker, writer and artist Cecile Emeke, and her short film “Ackee & Saltfish” (HERE), but that doesn’t mean she’s
been resting on her laurels.

In fact, for
the past year, she’s been working on a documentary web series in London she
calls “Strolling,” which is a set of interviews shot on the streets on London with young
men and women as they walk and talk about various social and political issues
that they are concerned about, and that  effect
them.

Now Ms.
Emeke has traveled across the English Channel to create a French version of “Strolling” called “Flaner.” She has already completed her second episode, in which a young French sister
talks about French racism and colonialism, working in a fast food restaurant, and being treated as a stranger in a strange land.

The episodes
are fantastic, brutally honest and Ms. Emeke intends to keep making them because, as
she says, she is “determined to keep
making content and work that unashamedly and unapologetically focuses on the
black experience in all its various nuances; especially that of the black
female experience.”

She has
created a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to keep her project going (HERE); and
just this past February, the New York Times interviewed the filmmaker
which you can read HERE.

If you want
to see more episodes of either “Strolling” or “Flaner” you can go to Ms. Emeke’s YouTube
channel HERE or her website HERE.

Watch episode 2 of “Flaner” below:

 

And here’s episode 10 of “Strolling.”

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Comments

April Guscott

I’m very excited about her work, and love learning about what other young black women and men are doing across the pond and elsewhere in the world in the way of good, refreshing and quality filmmaking. I’m going to check Ms. Emeke out.

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