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Amma Asante, Vamba Sherif, Joyce DiDonato

The director Amma Asante talks about her new film A United Kingdom and opera singer Joyce DiDonato on performing for men in a maximum security prison in New York

Director Amma Asante talks about her latest film A United Kingdom and the challenges that women still face in the film industry. Opera singer Joyce DiDonato on performing for men in a maximum security prison in New York. Liberian writer Vamba Sherif discusses using letters to create authentic detail in his historical novel Land of My Fathers. And Aaron Eckhart talks starring alongside Tom Hanks in Sully and explains how a childhood travelling around the world formed him as an actor. Joining Nikki this week are LA based British film maker Ngozi Onwurah and award winning Nigerian novelist Chibundo Onuzo.

(Photo: Amma Asante (c) Gareth Cattermole/Getty, Vamba Sherif (c) BBC, Joyce DiDonato (c) Ilya S. Savenok/Getty)

50 minutes

Last on

Tue 6 Dec 2016 02:06GMT

Guest Recommendations

Chibundo Onuzo  -  'The Woman Next Door' by Yewande Omotoso published by Chatto and Windus
Ngozi Onwurah -  'I Am Not Your Negro'  directed by Raoul Peck

Broadcasts

  • Sun 4 Dec 2016 15:06GMT
  • Mon 5 Dec 2016 09:06GMT
  • Mon 5 Dec 2016 12:06GMT
  • Mon 5 Dec 2016 23:06GMT
  • Tue 6 Dec 2016 02:06GMT