The below 2-minute homage to black actresses was produced as part of British Film Institute’s (BFI) ongoing Black Star project – an exhaustive program and the UK’s largest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors, celebrating the relationship between the “black stars” and the audiences who love them, spotlighting great performances by black actors on screen.
The Black Star program is available to audiences everywhere in the UK, including BFI Southbank cinemas, as well as on BBC Television, on DVD/Blu-ray and online via BFI Player from, and runs through the end of the year, December 31, 2016 (it kicked off in October).
The “Love Letter to Black Female Actors” as the video is called, is one of several Black Star related pieces we’ve shared on this blog, and will continue to do so. It’s short and sweet. As you watch, identify the films and actresses highlighted in the video: