Celebrity of the month – August 2013 – Writer, Director Campbell X

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About

 

 Campbell X is an award-winning filmmaker. Her titles include the award winning BD Women (1994), Viva Tabatha (1996) and Paradise Lost (2003).

She made Broken Chain (2008) a BBC/Film London in March 2008. Other

titles include the award-winning Legacy (2006) which explores a personal

take on the lasting impact of slavery on Black families and Fem (2007), a

butch homage to queer femininity.

Campbell’s body of work was honoured by the Queer Black Cinema festival

in New York in March 2009. Image, Memory and Representation was a

retrospective of her work which was programmed at the London Lesbian

and Gay Film Festival 2007.

LnL Questionnaire

Your favourite virtue?
Honesty

Your favourite qualities in a man?
Impeccable grooming

Your favourite qualities in a woman?
Owning and feeling powerful in her sexy femininity

Your main characteristic?
Tall

What draws you most to your friends?
Intellectual stimulation

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?
That all humans in the world were truly equal

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?
The woman who will be my future life companion

Your idea of happiness?
Hot sun, blue skies, the sound of the ocean

What is your favourite way of spending the day?
Writing, then spending time with the people I love, eating, talking

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?
A bird – I would love to have wings and be able to fly

Where would you most like to live?
A country where I am safe,  affirmed, respected and accepted

Who is your favourite author?
Crin Claxton

Who is your favourite poet?
Louise Bennett aka Miss Lou

Your favourite heroes in fiction?
We don’t need another hero!

Your favourite heroines in fiction?
Strong complex believable female characters

Your favourite painters?
Sadie Lee

Who is your favourite composer?
Dominique Le Gendre

What is your favourite Film?
Hard to choose between Stranger Inside and Set it Off

Your favourite food?
Buss up Shot Roti

Your favourite drink?
A well made frozen strawberry Margarita

Who do you most admire?
Any creative person who speaks their truth

What is your present state of mind?
Keeping hope alive

For what fault have you most toleration?
Tardiness in others, not in myself

Your favourite motto?
Carpe diem

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