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Amma Asante

Episode 5 of 5

Amma Asante, one of a new wave of black female directors making a name for themselves on the international stage, selects clips from the films that have had the most influence on her work.

British Ghanaian director Amma Asante talks to Edith Bowman about the films that have helped shape her life and career. Her selection ranges from epic classics like Goodfellas and The Color Purple to intimate, emotional greats like Damage and Hidden.

Amma also discusses her international breakthrough film Belle and the process she adopts when choosing and making the film projects she is renowned for.

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59 minutes

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Mon 8 Mar 2021 23:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:11

    Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra

    Down South Camp Meeting

  • 00:29

    The Crystals

    Then He Kissed Me

  • 00:44

    Orchestra

    Bambi

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Edith Bowman
Interviewed Guest Amma Asante
Executive Producer Ian Sharpe
Director Shurwin Beckford

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