‘The Woman King’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Honored at Icon Mann Gala

On March 8, the eighth annual Icon Mann Honors paid tribute to “The Woman King” director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who was lauded for her hallmark filmmaking and for inspiring culture by breaking new ground in cinema.Striving for a better future in the arts, she addressed the audience that gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills.“I have always believed our greatness is reflected in our work and the ways that we show the world the incredible breadth of our humanity.”The driving force for her career was further described during her acceptance speech.

“From the beginning, I tell stories of Black women and girls and reframe the narrative of who we are and what we can be.

I want us to look up on the screen and see ourselves reflected in a way that inspires us and that we can aspire to be.

And I’m proud of the Black

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