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Accenture and Black Filmmakers Launch Unique Film Series 'Black is...'

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Members of Accenture's African and Caribbean network tell stories of what it means to be black along with showcasing complexities of black experiences

Accenture and Black Filmmakers Launch Unique Film Series 'Black is...'

We’ll remember 2020 for many reasons, and one of the most important will be the renewed urgency around the world to stand up to and challenge racism and bias.

As part of Black History Month, six members of Accenture’s African and Caribbean Network have teamed up with Black filmmakers, animators and crew from the creative industry to create the ‘Black is’ film series. Each film is a unique story, personal story about what it means to be black and showcases the complexity of the black experience. The films, launched at Accenture’s ‘Black Is…’ event earlier this month, explore the power and the pride in the black community, and aim to foster wider conversations around race.

Black Boy Fly is a story of Daniel, a Technology Consulting Analyst, realising the debilitating effects of mainstream presentations of Black men and a rallying cry to rise above them. The film was co-created with award-winning London-based filmmakers 33Bound.

Black Girl Magic is an animated short film celebrating the exceptional qualities that black women possess. Inspired by the lived experience of Charlene, a Management Consultant at Accenture, this fable-like film was created by London-based animator, Alex Zepherin.

All six videos, from additional creatives including Troy Browne and Lou Jasmine and are available on: page.

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Black is Power

Story: Aaliyah Inglis-Mangal, Digital Marketing Consultant, Accenture Interactive

Created by: April Walker, Filmmaker

Film Crew: Camera Operator

Black is Proud

Story: Emma Eckersley, Digital Integration Consultant, Technology, Accenture

Created by: Lou Jasmine, Director and Photographer

Film Crew: DOP

Black Boy Fly

Story: Daniel Ogbonna, Technology Consulting Analyst, S&C, Accenture

Created by: Dan – 33Bound, Creative Producer

Film Crew: DOP

Black is a Complex Identity

Story: Delight Okeke, Technology Architecture Delivery Specialist, Technology, Accenture

Created by: Dipo Kayode-Osi, Motion Graphics Designer

Black is a Beautiful Struggle  

Story: Abidemi Ogunbowale-Thomas, Technology Delivery Lead Senior Manager, Technology, Accenture

Created by: Troy Browne, Motion Graphics Designer

Black Girl Magic

Story: Charlene Bogonko, Management Consultant, S&C, Accenture

Created by: Alex Zepherin, Motion Graphics Designer

Genres: People, Dialogue

Categories: Corporate, Social and PSAs, Diversity and Inclusion

Accenture Interactive, Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:33:37 GMT