people of colour

brown.
brown is dirty.
brown is smelly.
brown is curry
mixed with broken english.
brown is beard.
brown is turban.
brown is cheap.
brown is miser.
brown is smart
(but in an uncool way).
brown is high waisted pants
and tucked in shirts.
brown is being good at math
and science (but in broken english)
brown is bollywood.
brown is drama.
brown is taxi drivers.
brown is doctors.
brown is lawyers.
brown is invasion.
brown is a red dot.
brown is hindu.
brown is muslim.
brown is terrorist.
brown is conservative.
brown is arranged marriage.
brown is oppression of women.
brown is brutal.
brown is disease.
brown is a blemish.
brown is a bruise.
brown is ugly.
brown is lazy.
brown is always looking for a deal.
brown is a coachella outfit.
brown is a talent show.
brown is samosa and roti.
brown is indian.
brown is spicy.
brown is a funny accent.
brown is loud.
brown is obnoxious music.
brown is stupid.
brown is danger.
brown is suspicious.
brown is sketchy.
brown is up to no good.
brown is a fraud.
brown is all the same.
brown is useless.
brown is sucking society dry.
brown is only good for their food.
brown is a cheat.
brown is fake.
brown is multiplying.
brown is radical.
brown is islam.
brown is a danger to our kids.
brown is uncivilized.
brown is barbarian.
brown is everywhere.
brown is no good here.
brown is taking away jobs.
brown is unwelcome.
—  nav k || brown is a red dot: a record of overheard conversations and observations over the span of less than a week.
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Films by or about people of colour directed by women*

Some notes on the list:

  • This list is non-exhaustive.
  • The movies I counted as “starring” poc of colour have at least 1 poc as lead or co-lead.
  • I respect the fact that some people do not want to see movies about poc as told by white women and have separated these movies accordingly.
  • Some of the directors who are woc who have directed the movies starring woc are not the same race as their casts.
  • What counts as a woc in the western world is not what is necessarily counted as a woc in the countries that those women are from. I have created my international list based on my own western perspective.

American films directed by WOC starring POC

13th (Ava DuVernay) Documentary
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan)
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
Everything Everything (Stella Meghie)
Farah Goes Bang (Meera Menon) 
Girlfight (Karyn Kusama)
I Like It Like That (Darnell Martin)
I Will Follow (Ava DuVernay) 
It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting)
Love and Basketball (Gina Prince-Blythewood)
Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins)
Pariah (Dee Rees)
Peeples (Tina Gordon Chism) 
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay)
Mississippi Damned (Tina Mabry)
Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair) 
Mosquita y Mari (Aurora Guerrero) 
Real Women Have Curves (Patricia Cardoso)
Saving Face (Alice Wu) 
Selma (Ava DuVernay) 
Something New (Sanaa Hamri) 
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloe Zhao)
Yelling to the Sky (Victoria Mahoney)

Directed by WOC starring white people
The Republic of Love (Deepa Mehta)
D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson)
Vanity Fair (Mira Nair)
Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama)
Last Night (Massy Tadjedin)
The Invitation (Karyn Kusama)
Equity (Meera Menon)
Shake It (Hella Joof)

International WOC

At Five in the Afternoon (Samira Makhmabaf) Iran
Belle (Amma Asante) UK
Bend it like Beckham (Gurinder Chada) UK
Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf) Iran
Bollywood/Hollywood (Deepa Mehta) Canada
Dil Dhankande Do (Zoya Akhtar) India
Double Happiness (Mina Schum) Canada`
Earth (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Fire (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
Heaven on Earth (Deepa Mehta) Canada
Jean of the Joneses (Stella Meghie) Canada 
Lipstick Under my Burka (Alankrita Shrivastava) India
Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair) India
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud) France
The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert) Brazil
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair) India
A Simple Life (Ann Hui) Hong Kong
Still the Water (Naomi Kawase) Japan
Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy) Martinique
Sweet Bean (Naomi Kawase) Japan
A United Kingdom (Amma Asante) (UK)
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour) Saudi Arabia
Water (Deepa Mehta) Canada/India
The Wedding Party (Kemi Adetiba) Nigeria

Directed by white women starring POC

2 Days in New York (Julie Delpy)
35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
Ayanda (Sara Blecher)
Black Panthers (Agnès Varda) documentary
Brick Lane (Sarah Gavron)
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
Frida (Julie Taymor)
Girlhood (Céline Sciamma)
Honeytrap (Rebecca Johnson)
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Jamie Babbit)
Mi Vida Loca (Allison Anders)
No Fear, No Die (Claire Denis)
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston) documentary
Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke) documentary
Things We Lost in the Fire (Susanne Bier) 
The Wedding Song (Karin Albou)
Whale Rider (Niki Caro)
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold) 


*I know people will want to add onto the list and I appreciate that, but before you do please check whether a film is directed by a woman. This blog and list is in support of women directed or co-directed films. Please respect that. 

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Witchsona commission for roseminer.

boardgames/roses/money witch + flying squirrel familiar

stuck up white woman who hates being around people especially people of colour: I should be…a nurse…some kind of…caretaker…a high-empathy based role of sorts…

Hi I'm annoyed that no one pays attention to the rep in theatre

Everyone: “I want LGBT+ rep” “The media doesn’t portray LGBT+ people enough” “why can’t we have queer relationships in the media”

Theatre: “here we have lots of shows with LGBT+ rep. Eg. RENT, Falsettos, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Fun Home, The Color Purple, The Normal Heart, Bare: A Pop Opera, Spring Awakening and many more! What’s that? You want POC rep too? I’M GLAD YOU ASKED WE’VE GOT PLENTY. Eg. RENT again!, Falsettos again!, Hamilton, The! Color! Purple! Again!, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, In The Heights and you guessed it MANY MORE!!!!! We’re a loving place with rep for absolutely everyone if you actually look hard enough, and these are just the popular shows. I know it’s crazy but theatre isn’t just about shows that are on broadway, there are theatre shows everywhere from small local theatres to the big leagues”

Everyone: “okay that’s nice but I’m talking about REAL media”

Hexer | Pilot

Here it is, finally, Hexer’s Pilot! 

Trigger Warnings: Blood and Strong Language 

If you like what you see here then please think about contributing to our Kickstarter HERE 

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We would really appreciate it. There’s so much more to come and we have the entire first series planned and ready to go. 

Also, to anyone who doesn’t feel like they’re represented in media we really hope you saw at least a little something here that made you say “Hey, that’s me!” because if so then that’s our job done. We promise that there is even more inclusion to come and we’re really excited to try and make it for you. 

Perhaps give this post a like, or like the pilot itself and if you can’t watch now then maybe add it to your Watch Later on YouTube :) 

We hope this was worth the wait, guys! 

Thank you so much for watching x

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