Competition: Win tickets to a film at Unbound, the BFI’s season of black women filmmakers

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With the freedom to reflect their own lives, black women filmmakers pioneered their way to an extraordinary cinematic legacy..

An unbroken line of influence can be traced back from Beyonce’s landmark visual album Lemonade to the imprint left on cinema by Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust: a connection highlighting the profound cultural legacy of images created by and about black women. With roots in theatre and activism – and springing from film movements such as the LA Rebellion and the Sankofa Film Collective in the UK – the works in this season are imbued with mesmerising poetic qualities, experimental techniques and a dedication to reflecting the black feminine in all its multitudes. As conversations about black womanhood dominate culture today, from #BlackGirlMagic to Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche declaring ‘we should all be feminists’, Unbound revisits works that have historically been obscured from view, and introduces a new band of pioneers, with stories that are ripe for rediscovery.

“Some films are made because they need to be made. They’re works of passion” Julie Dash

For more information and tickets visit BFI.org.uk

To win a pair of tickets to a film at Unbound: Visions of the black feminine go to www.thestage.co.uk/competitions and enter your details and put UNBOUND in the code box. Entries close at midnight on June 18.

Terms and conditions: Subject to availability. Non-transferable. No cash alternative. Transport to venue not included.