We all know how important it is to tell our own stories, and with Hollywood continually overlooking black women, writing and producing our own films is one of the best methods we have to share our perspective with the world.

With this in mind, the Images of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival is gearing up to celebrate its eighth festival. Featuring films from the diaspora from the US and UK, to Africa and the Caribbean, IBW aims to “increase the visibility of women of Africn descent in film.”

This year’s program includesYelling to the Sky starring Gabourey Sidibe and Zoe Kravitz; Anchor Baby, which follows a Nigerian immigrant who travels to the US to have her baby; and One Love, a Jamaican love story about a couple who overcomes the odds to be together.

The IBW Film Festival takes place April 13-15 at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Visit the IBW website for more details.

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