From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘Titanic’, activists re-imagine iconic movie posters with black lead actors

From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘Titanic’, activists re-imagine iconic movie posters with black lead actors

Most times, as Hollywood gets ready for the Academy Awards aka Oscars, there is always a buzz around #OscarsSoWhite. Although 2018 has seen quite a few remarkable beginnings with 12 black artists securing an Oscar nomination, there is still a wide gap that needs to be mitigated. With the persistent problem of not enough diversity on screen and in media representation, a group of students started a beautiful campaign in London that is getting thumbs up and loads of love online.

Many people noticed giant posters of iconic movies while walking around Brixton, the southern locality of the British Capital, with only one major twist — all lead actors who adorned the posters were men and women of colour. Through the powerful campaign, the creators have reimagined popular films and TV shows right from Harry Potter to Titanic. In collaboration with Legally Black, UK and The Advocacy Academythe new posters are not only brilliant but also have started a huge conversation online.