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Amber Akaunu

Amber Akaunu is an artist from Liverpool who works across several mediums to explore concepts and ideas around race and identity. Amber is also a co-founder of ROOT-ed Zine, a quarterly magazine and social platform that promotes, supports and inspires North West creatives of colour. Amber recently directed a short film titled ‘Afro Hair Rituals’ which was shown on BBC 4 earlier this year. The film focuses on the Black experience, intimacy and culture. Amber’s interest in hip hop, which she believes is comparable to documentary filmmaking, encourages her to create art that incorporates elements of the music genre such as storytelling, sampling, realism and flow, with the aim to create a similar impact to what hip hop has had on her.