With Black Pride UK coming up this weekend, many people are excited for fun and festivities. Amrani's short video addresses the reason we need Pride just as much as ever in contemporary society.
UK Black Pride and Proximity London have created a short film that pushes the LGBT+ community to 'keep the noise up'. At a time when brands are jumping into the world of marginalisation to appear trendy and liberal, the short film does a great job of reminding us of the humanity and reality behind UK Black Pride.
The film features a variety of notable individuals from across the LBGTQ+ community including UK Black Pride’s co-founder and executive director, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, West End star Layton Williams and the founders of BBZ collective Tia Simon-Campbell and Nadine Davis. Directed by the talented Nadira Amrani, a rising star whose work was recently shown at the V&A and in ID, the film shows a range of people that are brought together to recite empowering quotes from prominent historical icons.
The integrated campaign aims to raise awareness of the annual festival — Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Caribbean-heritage LGBT+ people, and their friends and allies.