PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
Mena is the co founder of UK based Blak Wave Productions. She is passionate about telling stories that centre black women, queer folks and sport themed narratives. When working creatively Mena's work is produced under the her name SOMINA.
Image Bobbi Ogilvie
HOME CARNIVAL QUEEN
A beautiful exploration of UK carnival culture, from the lens of black women and told through dance, music and mas costume. Filmed in Lockdown part of Culture in Quarantine for BBC Arts and Arts Council England.
THE GLORIOUS ONES
Seven generations of queer and lesbian black British women and non binary people share their glorious moments.
Social documentary celebrating and acknowledging qtipoc history. Supported by Resourcing Racial Justice.
Premiere BFI Flare 2022
Festival run until Autumn 2023
BE AN ALLY
A series of short films for anyone working within schools or educational settings exploring the experiences of racism and discrimination faced by many black, South Asian and mixed heritage pupils.