Ellen E. Jones in Conversation. Screen Deep
Screen Deep is a book about the immense potential of screen storytelling to defeat an evil both historic and urgently topical: racism. Everyone watches TV and movies. Everyone has an interest in building a more just and equitable world. Screen Deep goes beyond the many film books and anti-racist manuals by demonstrating the connection between these two aspects of modern life.
In Screen Deep Ellen E. Jones combines her personal experience as a mixed-race woman who cares about racism with her professional expertise as a film and TV journalist of twenty years standing, to ask – and answer – several questions: Is there such a thing as an Indigenous western? Is race comedy ‘cancelled’? Where are all the films for white people? And most importantly: Can you still fight the good fight with a mouthful of popcorn?
Ellen E Jones is a journalist, broadcaster and long-time Guardian contributor. She is currently the co-host of BBC Radio 4’s Screenshot, the host of the Barbican’s ScreenTalks podcast and writes regularly on film and television for The Guardian, Empire magazine and others. She was formerly a weekly current affairs columnist at the Evening Standard and The Independent on Sunday and the resident critic for BBC One’s Film 2017 and Film 2016.