Little Combine star Leigh-Anne Pinnock is to current a one-off documentary exploring racism and colourism in the UK, for BBC Three.
The hour-long documentary will shine a light-weight on the 28-year-old singer’s private experiences of systemic racism as a Black lady in Britain, and “how she has come to imagine that we reside in a profoundly racist society”.
“Leigh-Anne has skilled racism throughout her life and is at a real crossroads,” the present’s description reads. “She is conscious that having lighter pores and skin and being a celeb means she is usually stated to be in a extra privileged place than others. She desires to discover this and use her platform to debate these points too.”
Talking with household, buddies and function fashions, Leigh-Anne: Colourism & Race will see Pinnock working by necessary points about racism, while cameras present viewers with behind-the-scenes entry to the singer, each at house and performing with Little Combine.
In a press release, Pinnock stated: “I wish to make this movie as a result of I’ve at all times been enthusiastic about rights for Black individuals. Conversations surrounding racism and colourism are one thing I continuously have with my boyfriend and household, and as I’ve a platform, I wish to use that platform to carry this dialog to a wider viewers and rise up for my Black and brown group.”
She continued: “Systemic racism is complicated; by making this documentary I wish to find out how I can greatest lend my voice to the controversy in order that the younger individuals who look as much as me received’t need to face what me and my era have needed to.”
Reviews of Pinnock’s documentary about racism surfaced in June, after the pop star was noticed filming with a digital camera crew at Black Lives Matter protests in London.
A quick clip shared on Twitter confirmed Pinnock listening to a speaker on the protests, which have been sparked by the killing of black 46-year-old George Floyd by a white police officer in the US, earlier than the singer took to Instagram to put up an image of herself on the protest with the caption: “A second of unity I’ll NEVER overlook…BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
Pinnock just lately appeared in Channel 4’s The Discuss, a documentary in which a bunch of Black British celebrities and their dad and mom talk about their experiences of racism.
Leigh-Anne: Colourism & Race will arrive on BBC Three later this 12 months. For those who’re in search of extra to observe, try our TV Information.