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FOUNDER – BECHDEL TEST FEST, FREELANCE FILM JOURNALIST & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR HACKNEY COUNCIL

Freelance Film Critic for Sunday Brunch, BBC Radio London & Empire Magazine

Founder of Bechdel Test Fest an ongoing film collective promoting positive representation in film. Freelance Film Critic for Sunday Brunch, BBC Radio London, Empire Magazine and regular Q&A host, podcast guest and panelist on topics of diversity and representation. Wrote and voiced the documentary on Ava DuVernay for the BBC in 2020. Cultural Development Manager for Hackney Council currently programming the borough’s Black History Season.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

Channel 4’s Black To Front. Proof that Black people can fill a whole schedule and there are audiences for the content we make! Also loved the fact that the topics and genres of programming were so eclectic and were not pigeonholed.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne for their reporting on the Noel Clarke case.

Person of the year?

Veronica Ryan. Artist who delivered the UK’s first public, permanent artworks to honour the Windrush Generation.

Favourite comfort food?

Hot Weetabix

Film you have watched more times than any other?

Set It Off

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Electric Relaxation by A Tribe Called Quest

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

The unveiling of Thomas J Price’s Windrush Artworks in Hackney