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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Amma Asante. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Amma Asante, often where they are interviewed.

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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Amma Asante. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Amma Asante, often where they are interviewed.

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We need to talk about whiteness - with Amma Asante

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Episode 11 - The Whiteness of Film - BAFTA award winning writer and director Amma Asante hasn't shied away from talking about race - from her recent contributions to the "My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid" festival, to her films which feature mixed race abolitionist aristocrat "Belle", to the story of afro-germans under the Nazis - but are mainstream films always produced for the 'white gaze' and are there some stories we simply shouldn't subject to it? In this episode, Amma Asante joins Dr Myriam Francois to discuss whiteness in the film industry.
Oct 02 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Masterclass: Amma Asante

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BAFTA-winning director and writer Amma Asante shares insights into her craft and career with Edith Bowman. The multi-award winning writer and director who won her first BAFTA for her debut film , A Way of Life (2004).
Sep 14 2020 · 1hr 4mins

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Episode 203: Amma Asante Discusses Her Career

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Edith's guest on our latest Soundtracking is a truly inspirational actor, writer and director, whose credits include Belle, A United Kingdom, Where Hands Touch and Mrs America.
Amma Asante's big break came in Grange Hill, in a role that saw her invited to the White House by Nancy Reagan as part of the Just Say No anti-drugs campaign. She subsequently wrote for television before making her first feature in 2004, A Way Of Life.

We hear about the music that's featured in Amma's work, and also her trip to Washington and the after-party thrown for her by none other than Prince.
Jul 17 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Amma Asante: The Universal is in the Details

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Belle / Handmaid's Tale / Mrs America writer / director AMMA ASANTE joins Todd to discuss racism - making movies with social impact - and how to facilitate change as filmmakers.

Jun 01 2020 · 1hr 15mins

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Amma Asante, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, In Search of Greatness and Camino Skies

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Amma Asante chats to Simon and Mark about the challenges of continuing to work as a film director in lockdown and gives us some tips for some films to watch.

Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Eliza Hittman’s drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always, sports documentary In Search of Greatness and a film about is the journey of six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking the 800km Camino de Santiago.

Mark also reviews Brett Pierce & Drew T. Pierce’s horror The Wretched, Corneliu Porumboiu’s Romanian drama The Whistlers.

Mark and Simon chat through all the films worth seeing on streaming services, we tell you the best and worst films on subscription-free TV next week and recommend a home entertainment purchase in DVD of the Week.

00:29:58 New to Download
00:31:20 Top Ten - Fictional Bands in Films
00:46:41 Never Rarely Sometimes Always
00:53:00 The Wretched
00:56:57 Lockdown Correspondents
01:04:30 Camino Skies
01:10:51 Amma Asante interview
01:23:57 TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
01:29:03 The Whistlers review
01:31:39 More Beautiful For Having Been Broken
01:34:43 Time To Hunt
01:37:23 Tom Hanks
01:46:30 Well Done U
01:51:32 DVD OF THE WEEK

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May 08 2020 · 2hr
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Vulnerable City Presents: Amma Asante

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This special episode is all about award winning movie director, Amma Asante. Amma speaks to Ketty vulnerably about her art, her life and how she connects the past with what’s currently happening in our present. Grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy this amazing interview.
Nov 29 2019 · 1hr 7mins
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Episode 5: Amma Asante And The Ultimate Love Story

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BAFTA-winning film director Amma Asante hangs with Gregory at London's Café Royal. They compare experiences of being in mixed-race relationships: "the stares", "the judgement" and worse. The conversation also takes in slavery and bereavement. But ultimately, it's the optimism of love that wins.

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Sep 04 2019 · 47mins
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Episode 11: Amma Asante, Avengers: Endgame, Woman At War and Red Sparrow

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Amma Asante joins Anna Smith and film critics Wendy Lloyd and Angie Errigo for a special episode in front of an audience at The AllBright Club Mayfair.

Asante talks about her new film, Where Hands Touch, as well as her career, inspirations and being a film director in the age of Time’s Up. Films reviewed include Avengers: Endgame and Woman At War; while the panel discuss research around critical responses to the sexual violence in Red Sparrow.

Releases put to the Bechdel Test range from Claire Denis’ High Life to Dragged Across Concrete, while audience questions bring out fascinating issues around gender, film and bias.

Girls on Film is an HLA production, produced by Hedda Archbold and Jane Long.

Follow our guests on @AmmaAsante @amerrigoround 
@WendyLloydvoice ‏and @annasmithjourno.
May 13 2019 · 51mins
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Claire Denis & Amma Asante bonus special!

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You're being spoiled this week! Next up is Hanna talking to two absolutely brilliant women - Claire Denis, director of High Life (among many others) and Amma Asante, director of Where Hands Touch - both of which films were reviewed in our latest episode.

If you enjoy what we do, we'd really appreciate both your feedback (on twitter we can be found @talkfilm) and support by leaving a 5 star review and telling your friends.


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May 12 2019 · 34mins
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with Amma Asante

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Director Amma Asante joins Simon and Mark in the studio to talk about her new film Where Hands Touch. Plus the UK Box Office Top 10 and Mark reviews the week's new films including Where Hands Touch, The Hustle, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, High Life and Destination Wedding.

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May 10 2019 · 2hr 13mins
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