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Diversity on Film: Black Star Assembly

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Short (1-4 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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Black History Month
1 October - 1 November

For Black History Month and in support of the BFI's Black Star Blockbuster season, we've created a presentation suitable for assembly, club or classroom use that teachers and club leaders can use to shine a light on Black filmmakers working in the industry today and to inspire young people to tell stories of their own using film.

Included in the assembly are embedded video clips for interactive learning, featuring interviews with prominent Black filmmakers and actors such as Idris Elba, Belle and A United Kingdom director Amma Asante, director of Bliss! Rita Osei, Spectre actress Naomie Harris, screenwriter of Belle Misan Sangay and 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen. Also included are a range of discussion points designed to raise important questions on diversity in the film industry and the importance of telling stories from different cultures. The assembly can be delivered in its entirety or used in sections for tutor sessions and the extension activities would be perfect for a homework task.

This resource was originally created to support the BFI's Black Star blockbuster season. For more information, please visit A range of educational resources on the theme are available at

This resource includes

Screenwriter Misan Sagay talks about the inspiration for period drama Belle

Belle interview with screenwriter Misan Sagay

Screenwriter Misan talks about the inspiration for period drama Belle.

Duration: 0:41 secs

Hackney resident Idris Elba returned to his roots at Hackney Picturehouse f

Interview with actor Idris Elba

Idris Elba on his film career, and his top tips on how to become an actor.

Duration: 7:54 mins

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This Resource Supports

  • Film Studies
  • Media Studies
  • PSHE Education
  • Social

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