Experiences Of Young Black Women In London Documented In 'See Us, Hear Us' Short Film

Experiences Of Young Black Women In London Documented In 'See Us, Hear Us' Short Film


June 06, 2024

A new short film titled See Us, Hear Us has been created by a grassroots community organisation known as Milk Honey Bees, documenting the experiences of Black girls in London aged 12-18.

Directed by Kemi Anna Adeeko, the documentary was inspired by a study conducted and written by Sofia Akel and Ebinehita Iyere who are also credited as executive producer and producer on the film, respectively.

The film looks at the experiences of young Black women growing up in London, amplifies their voices and seeks to dismantle the obstacles put in their way.

Alongside the film, Milk Honey Bees also released a zine, H.E.R Space: See Us, Hear Us Volume 1, which features contributions from some of the young women in their community in the form of written essays, motivational missives and artwork.

Speaking on the short film and the research report, they share: "See Us, Hear Us encourages its audience to actively see and hear Black girls, and do more to disrupt the systems that contribute to their oppression. Embedding all of the topics explored within our research report and social action project, we had the pleasure of producing a short film, which sheds light on the multiple layers of Black British girlhood."


Words: James Keith
Photography: Lydia Wilks


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