This list will be updated as more people send in suggestions but I wanted to put something out fairly quickly.
Discussions etc will be happening in #spinstrs.
See clavisa’s list for books by Women of Colour.
A disorganised list of films directed by Women of Colour and recommended by various parties that I am planning to watch:
- Selma directed by Ava DuVernay
- Belle directed by Amma Asante (many recs)
- Wadjda directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (many recs)
- Pariah directed by Dee Rees (recommended by jilbyforever who hasn’t seen it yet)
- Fire directed by Deepa Mehta (recommended by anonsally)
- Appropriate Behaviour directed by Desiree Akhavan (recommended by flightofthelbd)
- tbd, directed by Kasi Lemmons (has anyone seen her movies?)
- tbd, directed by Karyn Kusama (has anyone seen her movies?)
- tbd, directed by Mira Nair (has anyone seen her movies?)
- tbd, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (has anyone seen her movies?)
Films by WoC that I have seen and recommend:
- Bran Nue Dae directed by Rachel Perkins
- Bend it like Beckham directed by Gurinder Chadha
A (currently) very short list of films about, but not directed by, Women of Colour:
- The Sapphires featuring Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy and directed by Wayne Blair, an Indigenous Australian (Batjala Mununjali Wakkawakka) man. (I’ve seen this. It’s great.)