Black Film Bulletin Presents: The Gaze

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A live Q&A with Black Film Bulletin founding editor Dr June Givanni and writer Jennifer G. Robinson, founder of Women Of The Lens.

About the speakers

Dr June Givanni

Dr June Givanni is a London-based film curator, archivist and international consultant in African and African diaspora cinema for more than 35 years. She is Director of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive. Among many things she set up and ran the BFI’s African and Caribbean Film Unit and created the Black Film Bulletin with Gaylene Gould, programmed ‘Planet Africa’ at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is known for her knowledge and experience in the field of Pan African cinema generally.

Jennifer G. Robinson

With a career straddling film, education and PR, moving image curator and social media strategist Jennifer G. Robinson’s first foray into festival production came by way of the Black Filmmaker International Film Festival, founded by the late filmmaker Menelik Shabazz. Serving as Festival Coordinator inspired the desire to create her own festival – noting a distinct, yet subtle lack of support, collaboration and celebration of British Black women in the film industries that culminated in the launch of Women Of The Lens Film Festival in 2017.

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