LUSH FILM FUND & THE GUARDIAN DOCUMENTARIES PRESENTS – “IDENTITY ON SCREEN”

Thursday March 29th, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ The Lush Studio Soho, 67-71 Beak Street London W1F 9SW

The documentary screening’s include:

Radical Brownies – Berets, badges, #BlackLivesMatter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of colour. The Radical Brownies is an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of colour in Oakland, California. Its members earn badges not for sewing or selling cookies, but for completing challenges on social justice including #BLM, ‘radical beauty’ and the environment.

WOOL by Kevin Morosky – The first Lush Film Fund funded piece by director Kevin Morosky. This enlightening documentary celebrates and explores all things black hair.

Empowered Women in Ghana– The Ojoba Women’s Shea Butter Cooperative is made up of 400 rural village women. They must cope with poor, rocky soil, unreliable rains, and little public infrastructure. However, The Ojoba Women’s Collective is a place for women to feel empowered and to reap economical benefits by producing high quality Shea Butter. The women come together to socialise, to learn skills they can use to support their families, and to feel part of a community. Atampoka, of the Ojoba Women’s Collective, says “It unites us. It makes us feel like we are a family. We love one another.”

Speakers will include:

Funds from ticket sales will be going to charity.