We Can Make A Difference…

Posted by on Sep 1, 2020 in ALL POSTS, Stefan Davis Films

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BACK IN – BLACK FILM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME COHORT OF 2020

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We can make a difference. Artists, playwrights, actors—we can be the spearhead of a movement to reignite and reunite our people’s positive energy for a political and social change that is reflective of our spiritual truths rather than economic fallacies. Our talents, our truth, our belief in ourselves in all our hands. What we make of it will emerge as a baptismal spray that names and defines. What we do now becomes history by which our grandchildren will judge us.

August Wilson – “The Ground on Which I Stand” 1996

So… I’m part of the ‘BACK IN’ Film Directors Development Programme 2020

Considering 2020 has delivered so many unexpected blows added to by the shocking recent news of the passing of the late Chadwick Boseman. The mass out pouring of love and respect for what he represents to young black boys and black girls around the world, I feel the ever growing deep sense of responsibility to create work and opportunities that not only puts my people at the centre of the narrative but also represents us in the fullness of our complexities.

The overcoming spirit black people have continued to portray throughout our entire history of oppression and the elevated push back on our miss representation in systems that have struggled to reflect us and to a greater or lesser extent failed to represent us needs to continue and I intend to be part of that movement.

I’ve been grafting in the shadows for a long time, I believe now is the time to really making some noise.

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