"Thing is, when you get out more, you see there's a disconnect between the real world & TV world. People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world... Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time." Idris Elba Who remembers where they were, or what they were doing when Idris Elba's speech … Continue reading #DiversityInMediaMatters: United Artists For Italy stand for representation in the media!
We caught up with UAL alumnus, journalist James Childs, founder of Diffrnt - an online magazine, who'll be curating an exciting exhibition exploring Hip-Hop culture both past and present! Diffrnt is an online magazine which aims to create a platform for aspiring & established talent in music, art and fashion. Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits is their … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits on the 21st Oct 2016
When we invited New York based Italian film-maker Fred Kuwornu to launch Diversity Matters Awareness Week by previewing an exclusive screening of his film BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 year of Blackness in the Italian cinema, it was an opportunity to include the voice of our Black continental European counterparts in the discourse around race matters. The fight for representation in … Continue reading Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy
BFI African Odysseys present a preview of The Hard Stop + Q&A with director George Amponsah, co-writer/producer Dionne Walker, Stafford Scott, co-founder Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign, and Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville at BFI Southbank 11th July 2016! In 2011 Mark Duggan was killed by armed police in London, sparking a riot that spiralled into a week … Continue reading The Hard Stop Preview and Q&A // BFI 11th July 2016
We caught up with Naeem Mahmood; award-winning film director of Brash Young Turks, for a pre-screening interview about his debut feature film, and diversity in the media. https://youtu.be/RYKmA6o_dA0 Filmed and edited by Kai Lutterodt Look out for more from the Screening of Brash Young Turks which took place on the 6th May at London College … Continue reading Diversity and the Media: Brash Young Turks pre-screening interview with award-winning director Naeem Mahmood
Shades of Noir supported "Diversity and the Media: The Black Presence in Contemporary Europe (BLAXPLOITALIAN screening and Q&A)" 18th April, and "Why does race matter in my learning environment?" 21st April panel discussion on the 21st April during Diversity Matters Awareness Week.
For many students, myself included, there is that unexplainable love-hate relationship with Moodle; - the unavoidable "must-go-to" education system used by UAL, home to students' timetables, course info, course work submission etc - an essential element of student course engagement. So you can imagine my excitement seeing "Diversity Matters Week Review" as the first item under the "UAL … Continue reading #DMAW16 – How It Went published on UAL Moodle
Earlier last week, I had the honour of writing a review of Diversity Matters Awareness Week for UAL Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLE) blog... The department which put out an open call for "student-staff collaboration" projects (that infamous bright pink poster which caught my attention to apply by submitting a proposal) - and resulted in DMAW16 becoming a reality! … Continue reading TLE Guest blog post: Kai Lutterodt on Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16
Ghanaian-Italian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu shares his experience being "Black Italian", his latest film "BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 years of Blackness in the Italian Cinema" and working on projects focusing on "identity, diversity, and the media"... All in the atmospheric setting of Bar Italia over breakfast in Soho!
Our spotlight is on Black Ballad founder Tobi Oredein as she shares with us what diversity means to her, and the importance of it in her work environment... https://youtu.be/JoQCjGjt9cE Music: The Passion HiFi – The Two Twenty Seven. Filmed and edited by Kai Lutterodt @makingkai Find out more about Black Ballad http://www.blackballad.co.uk @blackballaduk Subscribe to our brand new YouTube Channel … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Black Ballad’s Tobi Oredein- “Diversity is good for our Economy”