Filmmakers at Google hosted director Amma Asante at the Googleplex for a talk to discuss her 2014 Fox Searchlight film, "Belle". This film was inspired by an 18th century painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her role in shaping the end of slavery in England. Clennita Justice, Engineering Program Manager of Google Play, is the host.
Amma Asante is a British screenwriter, film director, and former actress. She wrote and directed A Way of Life. Her second film as a director was Belle in 2013.
Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, this powerful film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the mixed-race daughter of a British Navy officer raised by her wealthy great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson). Although racism prevents her from enjoying the full advantages of her upbringing, Belle's love for an idealistic young man sparks change that may impact generations to come.Find out more