Young Black Male
Jordan Bangura is a young, confident black man who has been involved in the charity Cardboard Citizens for several years, making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people and has aspirations to work in the film industry. Richard Loncraine is a white film director and Oscar winner, based in West London, who spends much of his time in the US having had a very successful career in Hollywood.
In this episode, the two sit down to talk unashamedly about race; how the industry has changed its perception of race over the years, why representation is important and their hopes for the future… with one or two Hollywood anecdotes along the way.
Throughout this series, presented by Yassmin Abdel-Magied, you’ll hear six inspiring, intimate and frank conversations between those who hold power in sought-after industries and the people struggling to find their way due to a variety of barriers that life throws up.
You can read and watch more from our Breaking Barriers series on virgin.com, including an exploration into how to address the lack of diversity in the advertising industry and a video interview with Yassmin.