“Negro Girl (meager)”: Black Women’s In/Visibility in Contemporary Films About Slavery

@inproceedings{Botshon2018NegroG,
  title={“Negro Girl (meager)”: Black Women’s In/Visibility in Contemporary Films About Slavery},
  author={L. Botshon and Melinda Plastas},
  year={2018}
}
This essay focuses on two recent British feature films that have documented parts of the history of the African diaspora. Each focusing on a single black historical figure, the films 12 Years a Slave (2013, directed by Steve McQueen) and Belle (2013, directed by Amma Asante) are notable for their black directors and their portrayals of eighteenth and nineteenth-century British and American black slave histories. However, the films’ approaches to the representation of black women vary… Expand