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Could A Film Subsidiary Spark New Life Into The UK’s MOBOs?

By Jennifer Robinson | November 1, 2018

So, the UK’s MOBOs (Music Of Black Origin) awards and ceremony platform will take this year off. MOBO will suspend its annual event to have a rethink about its way forward. That’s a good, brave move. At that level of visibility, the pressures of maintaining a presence in one’s own sector is magnified to the […]

Been So Long

Tinge Krishnan’s Been So Long Review

By Jennifer Robinson | October 30, 2018

Oh, oh so you were expecting a serious thriller…perhaps a drama? Or did you think it would be just another comedy? Okay, a docu-drama where some real-life story is played out by actors? Nope. Been So Long (2018) directed by Tinge Krishnan is a musical and judging from a lot of online commentary, it’s not something […]


Journalist Marverine Cole Hears Black Girls’ Cries In New BBC4 Mental Health Broadcast

By Jennifer Robinson | July 17, 2018

“…We are standing up to be heard, to tell our truths unapologetically and to call out injustices against us. For too long this has been kept under wraps. That can only be a good thing…” Journalist and Broadcaster Marverine Cole has been on a journey since completing her production about the issues surrounding black women […]

Key Grip Grace Donaldson Provides A Steady Set Of hands For Pin Cushion

By Jennifer Robinson | July 13, 2018

An area we think is important to highlight at Women Of The Lens is the numerous careers that can be found behind the camera. One such role we were given insight into is that of Key Grip. In-between her busy schedule, we were pleased to interview Grace Donaldson who is the Key Grip for newly released […]

Women Of The Lens Says “Thank You!” To Our Followers

By Jennifer Robinson | July 10, 2018

We’re sending out a great big “Thank You!” to you our followers. So, these are some of the things we’ve found out about you since we’ve become friends; Seventy-seven percent of you are women on Facebook; on Twitter women make up 66% and finally on Instagram 74% of you are women! Ladies, your support has […]


Windrush Generation Elder Taught Real Life Lessons Says Director Helena Appio

By Jennifer Robinson | June 9, 2018

Women Of The Lens were pleased to collaborate with southeast London’s growing Brockley Max festival. The annual summer event grows each year to feature a plethora of family activities in the first week of June. The festival places the London ward of Brockley firmly on the map of cultural and creative activities. In City Scape […]