George Amponsah is a multiple award winning BAFTA nominated film maker who first started taking pictures in the 1980s as a photographer and Super 8mm film enthusiast.
George’s most recent directing work is Black Power, a 90 minute film (TX March 2021) exec produced by Oscar winning director Steve McQueen for the BBC. Black Power examines how the British Black Power moment came into being in the late 1960s and fought against police brutality and racism.
2019 saw George working as director on Enslaved –an inspirational six-part documentary series (BBC2) hosted by Academy Award nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson that brings home the horror of slavery to the world through underwater archaeology. George’s directing work on Enslaved involved filming in Brazil, Ethiopia and Jamaica as well as Europe and the UK.
George’s feature length documentary- The Hard Stop was nominated for a BAFTA in 2017 in the Outstanding Debut category. The Hard Stop unpeels the true story behind the UK riots of 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan who was shot and killed whilst being arrested in a ‘hard stop’ procedure by armed police. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.