Амандла Стенберг


Американская актриса, наиболее известная ролью Руты в фильме «Голодные игры».
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Saw an angel at #nyfw 👜🌞

Dazed: What are your thoughts on using your platforms as a catalyst for change? As activists, how do we galvanise action beyond social media and the internet? / AS: I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently because, growing up having this platform, I feel a consistent responsibility to utilise it well. I think, for a long amount of time, the most effective thing was to use my platform to speak out openly about the topics that were important to me, such as cultural appropriation, black women feeling their power and learning how to have self-confidence – especially black teenage girls. / That was really important for me for a period, (and still is) but I’m not sure it’s the most effective (thing) any more. I feel like social media is a little oversaturated with some of those conversations – not to say that they aren’t important – but I think now is a really critical moment for me to move from conversations to action. / Now I feel like it’s my job to infiltrate some of the mainstream media and see what changes I can make just by creating that representation. There’s a power in being part of projects like Everything, Everything (upcoming film in which Stenberg plays a reclusive teen who falls for the boy next door), which is a teen romance movie, but also one of the first teen romance movies to feature an interracial couple. I see it as sneaking in the medicine with the candies.

Everything, Everything comes out May 19th!

Photography @ben_toms Styling @robbiespencer In conversation with @iammaasante Interview @simranhans Taken from the spring 2017 issue of Dazed.

Photography @ben_toms Styling @robbiespencer In conversation with @iammaasante Interview @simranhans Taken from the spring 2017 issue of Dazed.

Deepest gratitude to @dazed. In conversation with @iammaasante Shot by @ben_toms Styled by @robbiespencer Interview by @simranhans

“This week, a First Look image of Where Hands Touch was released, & it revealed all sorts of fears on what this film will be about. My passion has been to shine a light on the existence of the children of color who were born & raised under Hitler. These children were also persecuted & my wish has been to explore how Black & Bi-racial identity was perceived & experienced under Nazi facist rule. The young girl’s experience in ‘Where Hands Touch,’ sits alongside the Jewish experience & the experience of others who were persecuted. It looks at how Germany became Nazi Germany & 'slept walked’ itself into a disgusting & murderous state that resulted in it killing its own people. Leyna’s story is told in this sad & terrifying context. My reasons for making this film sit around my concerns of the current climate but also a growing intolerance of racial & religious difference. Amandla & I teamed together to make a film that might contribute to the dialogue of how we fight this racial and religious ignorance today, along with the intolerances visited on the many other marginalized groups & intersections. With only a few lines offered to comment on when a First Look image is released, & with Leyna embarking on such large rites of passage, it is difficult to summarize. Amandla’s role in this film brings attention to an, as yet, untold story in the arena of drama cinema, to the existence of the other ‘others’ who suffered during the holocaust. This does not mean that the Jewish experience is not also key to our story. It is. When, as a 17 year old member of the Hitler Youth (compulsory since 1936), George MacKay’s character discovers what his country is & what it stands for through learning what is happening to Jews and then to Leyna as she is thrown into a camp system, he rejects the doctrine & challenges his father’s belief system. I hope that this at least clarifies concerns. I would never make a movie that glorified, glamorized or romanticized hatred & murder in any way. On the contrary, I want to explore the voices of the marginalized. By exploring the experiences of yesterday we can hopefully be better prepared when ugliness heads our way today." - @iammaasante

First look at #WhereHandsTouch - a beautiful project I am honored to be a part of directed by @iammaasante. "Fifteen-year-old Leyna (Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, meets Lutz (MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer, and a member of the Hitler Youth. 'They fall helplessly in love, putting their lives at risk as all around them the persecution of Jews and those deemed ‘non-pure’ slowly unfolds." This film isn't simply a love story, but rather a portrayal of human truth in a world of atrocious violence created by a dictator that children are forced to navigate.

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