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Tag Archives: America

Meryl Streep Calls On The Press To Hold Trump To Account

Posted on by Janet Awe

One of the biggest failings of the US press in recent months, in the run up to their election and since Donald Trump’s shocking win, has been not only a failure to highlight when Donald Trump has been telling lies but to often repeat his comments verbatim, as if they were the truth. When Meryl Streep […]

The Increasing Visibility of ‘Non-racist’ Racists

Posted on by Janet Awe

What does it say about me when the thing I find most shocking thing about Liam Stacey – the guy imprisoned for 56 days for his racist tweets about footballer Fabrice Muamba, sent seconds after he’d collapsed on a pitch in front of thousands – is that Liam ‘doesn’t look like a racist’. How ridiculous […]

The Opening of the Legacy Film Festival: Snakes & Ladders and My Nappy Roots

Posted on by Janet Awe

Last Friday saw the launch of the Legacy Film Festival in Brighton. Organised by a small group of artists – including a friend of mine, the photographer Paul Jackson – the Festival uses film to provide positive representations of black and minority ethnic people, both on screen and behind the camera. It provides a much-needed […]