On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Milwaukee Film’s Black Lens celebrated Black History Month with an all-female panel discussion at Nō Studios, 1037 West McKinley Ave. This year’s Black History celebration focuses on the unique voice of women of color, both behind the camera and in front of it. The panel discussion featured four national, up-and–coming, Black female directors for an intimate discussion on their craft and what inspires and drives them. “Hearing from young Black female filmmakers feels like we’re breaking history,” said Black Lens organizer Miela Fetaw.
Pictured at the panel are (from left) Black Lens Visual Media Coordinator and panel host Miela Fetaw; “Black Girl Training” co-creator Emily Kuester; “Origin” writer, director, and producer Simone Lyles; “Sankofa” director Princess Garrett; and documentary filmmaker Cai Thomas.