spinstrs film club: made by WoC

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.)

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