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Posted: September 19, 2018, 6:45 am

Black Girl Nerds

BGN Interview: Filmmaker Amma Asante
Black Girl Nerds
Amma Asante is one of a handful of successful Black female directors working in Hollywood today. She's most notably known for her critically-acclaimed film Belle, about a mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral — who is raised by her aristocratic ...
[Exclusive] 'Where Hands Touch' filmmaker Amma Asante and star Amandla Stenberg discuss the bigger meaning ...Meaww
Historical Romance Film Examines Ill-fated Love Affair Between a Black German Teen and a Hitler Youth
Where Hands TouchJUMPCUT ONLINE (press release) (blog)

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Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:06 pm


Amma Asante On Exploring Race And Identity In WW2 Drama 'Where Hands Touch' – Toronto Studio
Amma Asante made it four for four with her latest release, having four consecutive releases in the official TIFF lineup. Continuing the director's interest in historical matters, Where Hands Touch tells the story of Leyna, a mixed-race girl coming of ...

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Posted: September 15, 2018, 8:07 pm

Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish, George MacKay and Director Amma Asante on 'Where Hands Touch'
One of the many films to world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was director Amma Asante's (A United Kingdom) coming-of-age romance Where Hands Touch. Unlike most films that chronicle what happened in World War II Europe, ...
Is Leyna In 'Where Hands Touch' Based On A Real Person? Amma Asante's Drama Tells A Little-Told Story About The ...Bustle

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Posted: September 14, 2018, 10:01 pm

Los Angeles Times

Review: Amma Asante's 'Where Hands Touch' fails to live up to her other historical dramas
Los Angeles Times
Amma Asante's latest historical drama aims high in its love story between a biracial girl and a Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, “Where Hands Touch” fails to reach the heights of either its premise or its director's promise in “Belle” and ...
Amandla Stenberg Makes 'Where Hands Touch' an Unforgettable FilmObserver
Is 'Where Hands Touch' A True Story? The Holocaust Movie Tells A Heartbreaking Tale Of SurvivalBustle

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Posted: September 13, 2018, 9:14 pm

New York Times

Review: 'Where Hands Touch,' Set in Nazi Germany, Is a Disturbing Misfire
New York Times
In Nazi Germany during World War II there were 25,000 people of color, many of whom were killed by their fellow Germans. I agree with the filmmaker Amma Asante that their stories should be told. But Ms. Asante's new film, “Where Hands Touch,” an ...

Posted: September 13, 2018, 11:00 am


Amandla Stenberg Was Shooting 'Where Hands Touch' on Election Day: 'It Felt Timely'
Filmmaker Amma Asante and actors Abbie Cornish and Amandla Stenberg dropped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about their new movie, “Where Hands Touch.” The film tells the story of Leyna (Stenberg), a young ...
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Posted: September 10, 2018, 9:58 pm


Toronto Film Review: 'Where Hands Touch'
With her 2013 period drama “Belle,” director Amma Asante deftly handled the social uncertainties of a mixed-race aristocrat in 18th-century England, caught between worlds without firmly belonging to any of them. Asante offers a similar predicament in ...
Where Hands Touch review – interracial Nazi romance is a well-intentioned boreThe Guardian
'Where Hands Touch': Film Review | TIFF 2018Hollywood Reporter
'Where Hands Touch' Film Review: Amandla Stenberg Packs Emotion in Earnest Holocaust DramaSFGate

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Posted: September 10, 2018, 5:40 am


'Where Hands Touch' Filmmaker Amma Asante Responds to Claims Her WWII Drama 'Romanticizes Nazism' — TIFF
Even before her latest film had shown a single frame of footage, Amma Asante's “Where Hands Touch” was garnering negative attention online. When a first-look photo from the film was released in mid-February, it was met with backlash across social media ...

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Posted: September 9, 2018, 2:45 pm

Screen International

TIFF: Geena Davis, Amma Asante speak at Share Her Journey rally
Screen International
Amma Asante, who is premiering her fourth film Where Hands Touch at the festival, joined the panel on stage to discuss how the issues facing women in the industry become magnified for women of colour. “In our numbers, we are tiny,” said the UK filmmaker.
TIFF 2018: Share Her Journey rally calls for the end of sexual harassment in filmNOW Magazine
At Toronto women's rally, Geena Davis advocates for on-screen gender parityLos Angeles Times
TIFF 2018: Women take the lead on day threeThe Globe and Mail
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Posted: September 9, 2018, 12:20 am


Amma Asante's Toronto Pic 'Where Hands Touch' Scores Pre-Festival Deal With Vertical, Will Bow In September
EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Where Hands Touch, the new film written and directed by Amma Asante that will have its world premiere at next month's Toronto Film Festival. As part of the deal, the pic, which ...

Posted: August 21, 2018, 5:15 pm
  • , title : 'Amma Asante: ’I’m not the shape or colour a film director usually comes in’'
    Amma Asante: 'I'm not the shape or colour a film director usually comes in'
    Director Amma Asante's new film, Belle, is inspired by real events from the 18th century. But she says the issues of race and gender still resonate today: "I ...
  • , title : 'David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike And Amma Asante Discuss Their Film, "A United Kingdom"'
    David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike And Amma Asante Discuss Their Film, "A United Kingdom"
    The stars of “A United Kingdom,” David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, along with the film's director, Amma Asante, visit to discuss the movie based off true ...
  • , title : 'Amma Asante: "Belle" | Talks at Google'
    Amma Asante: "Belle" | Talks at Google
    Filmmakers at Google hosted director Amma Asante at the Googleplex for a talk to discuss her 2014 Fox Searchlight film, "Belle". This film was inspired by an ...
  • , title : 'Kermode Uncut: Amma Asante'
    Kermode Uncut: Amma Asante Mark talks to Amma Asante, director of Belle, A United Kingdom and the forthcoming Where Hands Touch.
  • , title : 'A UNITED KINGDOM Trailer (2016) HD AMMA ASANTE'
    Trailer For: A United Kingdom Trailer 1 (2016) - David Oyelowo Movie HD (International) (Official) (UK) ➨ Subscribe To Movie Trailers ➨ ...
  • , title : 'The power of defining yourself | Amma Asante | TEDxBrixton'
    The power of defining yourself | Amma Asante | TEDxBrixton
    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Amma Asante is the director of the Hollywood hit movie Belle and ...