Dionne Edwards nominated the filmmaker, writer and artist Cecile Emeke:
Cecile Emeke inspires me right now. Her online work is raw, unflinching, poetic and funny. Most importantly, she is a young black woman who decided not to wait for anyone to give her permission to tell her stories. In a world of gatekeepers, institutions and bureaucracy access in the creative industries for young people and young people of colour is an issue - I think Cecile has played a part in redefining that for people like me.
Emeke rejects the term "minority" is unwilling to compromise her vision as an artist and storyteller and I am excited that this is just the beginning for her. She inspires me as a black queer woman with a quest to remove the limitations placed on black images and stories in film and television.
Films by Cecile Emeke: