Students Recreate Film Posters Using Black Leads

Students have been putting up posters in south London displaying popular films but replacing the cast with black characters to raise awareness of the lack of black leads in British television and movies.

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The students recreated posters for Titanic, The Inbetweeners, Harry Potter and Doctor Who.

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“The point was to highlight the lack of authentic black roles in media,” said one of the students.
Unfortunately the posters were swiftly removed as they had been illegally placed but props to them for spreading the message!

A 2016 study by the BFI showed that black actors were cast in 0.5% of all lead roles in British films released between 2006 and 2016.

 

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