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Surprised by these movie posters? That’s because Britain is erasing black narratives

In recent years, a stream of movies such as Hidden Figures, Girls Trip, Get Out and Black Panther, have brought black narratives and black creatives to the forefront of Hollywood.

While these films are paving the way for some truly representative media, however, there is a clear absence of black British stories and narratives in British film and TV today.

British media cannot afford to become complacent and view progress in America as progress in the UK.

Bar the miraculous work of Michaela Coel and Idris Elba – which are the exception, not the rule – the roles we do fill often still adhere to dangerous stereotypes, which perpet…
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