Amma Asante has been honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). The fabulous filmmaker who has been gracing with us with interesting movies over the years was recently awarded for her services in the film industry.
The ceremony took place at the Buckingham Palace where Prince Charles presented Amma with her award. The UK-based filmmaker who is of Ghanaian descent took to social media to share the news.
— Amma Asante (@AmmaAsante) November 16, 2017
Amma who was a child of immigrant parents, shared how she had to overcome stereotypes and racism during a TED Talk in Brixton a couple of months ago..
During her speech, Amma Asante revealed
” I realized that if I was going to move forward in the business, I was going to have to try and find a way of working out what the obstacles were and finding a way to negotiate those obstacles. What I learned is that when you truly embrace who you are and all of the worlds that you come from, when you bring those sensibilities to a previous closed off world, you move society forward. Because when we are moving into other worlds we touch people, we impact people and when people change then society has to as well.”