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The podcast that takes you from where you are to where you wanna be in 30 minutes or less. Every week Imrie is joined by a guest to discuss the issue that's blocking their personal or professional development. Hosted by Imrie (formerly Melanin Millennials).
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#31 The Only One with Amma Asante
2 days ago
This week I’m joined by BAFTA Award-Winning Director Amma Asante. Amma started out as an actress and has appeared in Grange Hill, Desmonds and Birds of A Feather. In 2004 Amma’s directorial debut film A Way of Life premiered at the Toronto Film festival, and Amma won 17 International awards. At the 2005 BAFTA Film Awards Amma received the BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a writer/director. Amma films include Belle, A United Kingdom and Where Hands Touch with Amandla Stenberg.
In today’s episode, Amma and I talk about ‘The One Syndrome’, the idea that there can only be one minority at the top and for you to achieve you have to take out the competition. We talk about the importance of collaboration and why we need to let diverse creatives create the narratives that they want. Amma is very transparent about mentorship and providing opportunities to other young women looking to get a start in feature films. It’s a highly refreshing episode so make sure you listen to the whole thing.
Let’s get collaborating and creating more room. To find out more about Amma you can follow her on Twitter @AmmaAsante, and you can find out more of her work by visiting her website ammaasante.com
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