Where Are All The White Voices?
By Kavita Bhanot and Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi
Where are the White Voices? highlights the absurdities and dehumanisation inherent in contemporary discussions on race and representation by flipping the gaze, presenting a 'diversity panel' in a world where it is white people who are the historically marginalised. In a panel consisting of academics, writers, and activists, the discussion turns to, amongst other things, cancel culture, 'melanin' fragility, and the sell out.
This film was first written as a play, and staged as part of the Literature Must Fall festival in 2019 at the Birmingham Impact Hub. It was rewritten as an online zoom panel discussion during the pandemic.
Starring : Adrian Banting, Tuhin Chishti, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Ingrid Marsh, Laurence Saunders, Rachel Wannell, Momo Yeung
Technical Support: Harriet Phillips
Post-production: Niranjan Sivakumar
Design: Shaded Rose
Contributing Editor: Tim Stimpson
Special Thanks: Aaisha Akhtar, Adrian Banting, Sumaya Kassim, Jet Singh, Pakeezah Zahoor.
Some writings that further explore these issues
around race and representation:
1. Decolonise, not Diversify by Kavita Bhanot