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17 Black-Led International Films And TV Shows That Are Total Must Watches

A talented street dancer is juggling a dead-end job, family responsibilities, and a rocky love life, while trying to get back into her groove. She soon realises her love for dance and thay a local dance competition with a generous cash prize is her one-way ticket out of her working-class Durban Township. Why you should watch it: ‘Jiva' is essentially a South African slang term that's used as a physical interpretation of music. There hasn't been a film or series which amplifies African dance cult

5 Films and TV Series to watch this Pride

We wanted to share our top five film and TV recommendations to get into for this pride month. We have created a varied list of titles that will not only entertain but also, educate you on the different areas of LGBTQ+ culture that have come into mainstream media which were created and began within the LGBTQ+ community. Although there is still more work to be done to encourage more diversity and nuanced LGBTQ+ representation, the titles we’ve mentioned are examples of what we deserve to see more

Zero: The Unsung Hero

In late April, Netflix released their first original Black Italian scripted series ‘Zero’. Not many Italian scripted series have featured a Black star let alone a mostly Black cast.

The series follows the life of a timid pizza delivery driver Omar (Zero), played by Giuseppe Dave Seke, bestowed with the superpower of invisibility. Like many superhero films the audience follows Omar on a journey of self-discovery whilst using his powers to save his hometown.

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Oscars 2021: The winners who made history.

In a year where the film industry has been deeply impacted due to COVID-19 restrictions on film sets and the closures of cinemas, it was difficult to predict the outcome of this year’s award ceremony.

According to UCLA’s bi-annual Hollywood Diversity report, on average, films with between 41-50% minority casts fared best at the box office, while films with less than 11% minorities fared worst.

While film studios had to hold off releasing their big budget cinema attractions, streaming service

Film Review: I Care A Lot | THE FLOOR MAG

There is something incredibly unhinged about seeing Rosamund Pike in a blunt cut bob, I just automatically knew this film was going to take me on a ride of twists and turns. Marla Grayson, Rosamund Pike, is a self-proclaimed care professional alongside her love interest and partner in crime Fran (played by Eiza Gonzalez). Together they hunt down “the world’s most vulnerable,” AKA the elderly, and appeal for legal guardianship of them in return for all of their accumulated wealth.

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Film Review: Pixar's Soul | THE FLOOR MAG

When it comes to Pixar films I’m always prepared to be taken on an emotional journey and Soul did exactly that. Despite being in the dark about how the plot unfolded, I did know that I was delighted to see an animation based on a black family. In a time where more industries are shining a light on the black experience, Soul, the first Disney Pixar film with a black lead, couldn't have come at a better time. Despite the fact that Joe’s life as a black man is short lived the skin tones, lighting,

Queen Sono: Review

When I came across Queen Sono I originally thought it was a James Bond kind of film but with an African female lead? Or, like The Black Panther but make it make sense? As I continued to watch the series, I realised that it was so much more than these two initial thoughts.

The first African Netflix Original show ‘Queen Sono’ was created by a South African comedian and director Kagiso Lediga and is a beautiful tale of power, neo-colonialism and corruption told through the female gaze.

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Review: BRITS 2020: Outrage after rapper Dave's calls Boris Johnson racist –

This year, despite the controversy, the BRITs touched on how diverse the UK music industry actually is.

The highly anticipated award show opened with an up-tempo, heavily choreographed set, by British popstar Mabel performing her latest chart single ‘Don’t call me up’.

Mabel went home with two BRITs for British female solo artist and British single, 30 years after her mother Neneh Cherry won two BRITs for Best International solo and breakthrough artist.

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REVIEW: 'Three Sisters' the retelling by Inua Ellams –

‘Three Sisters’ by Inua Ellams is a beautifully tragic tale of loss that steadily develops into social commentary surrounding identity, belonging and purpose within the context of war.

Ellams is a UK-based, Nigerian-born poet, playwright, and performer. Ellams has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, and the BBC. In June 2018 Ellams was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its “40 Under 40”.

He first brought the black experience to the theatre stag