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Ellen E. Jones in Conversation. Screen Deep

Thursday 22 February at 7:30 pm
Join The Guardian writr and co host of Radio 4’s Screenshot in discussion about her brilliant new book

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.

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Thursday 22 February
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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