This past week saw the much anticipated and critically acclaimed release of ‘Black Is King’, a film by 24-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, which has been described in the media as a love letter to the Black diaspora. This timely project is one which her long time collaborator and Cherry director Jake Nava (‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Partition’) is very proud to have collaborated on, together with several other film makers and photographers. The new film is based on the music of ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ and reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens, in search of their own crowns. Nava’s imagery and choreography combine emotion and context, capturing an extraordinary line up of actors, dancers and street cast talent, against diverse landscapes.
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