Media Writing & TV Appearances

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TV & Film


I will be starring in the upcoming BBC 2 documentary 'Blackface with David Harewood' as an on-screen researcher/specialist . Produced by Uplands TV. (Click image to read more about the documentary)

Commentator on Al Jazeera News
(Barbados becoming a Republic; Windrush Day Special; Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee & the call for reparations.

I have been invited to speak live on Al Jazeera news for a special segment on the Windrush generation and the Windrush scandal; to respond to the news that Barbados has become a Republic; and to discuss the British Monarchy and the call for reparations and justice in Africa and the Caribbean (Click on the videos to watch)

YouTube Short Film 
- "Living in Black Skin"

L.I.B.S is a short film I wrote, directed and produced that explores what it is like to be Black living in an anti-black world, the injustices we face across various institutions, macro-aggressions and common stereotypes. In loving memory of Wayne Andrew Hamilton.  (Click play to watch the full film)

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Her-Story October: Renée Landell


Each month, Herstory Club will be featuring an interview with a woman currently working in History. We are aiming to share the experiences women face in the industry (the good and the bad!) and to shine a light on the incredible work currently being undertaken by women across a wide range of specialist disciplines. 


We Are BME: A Thank You to Renee Landell

by Amaan Ramzaan 

Amaan Ramzan discusses the documentary WE ARE BME, by RHSU Black and Minority Ethnic officer Renee Landell.  



By Renee Landell

"... If you have an accent don’t shy away from speaking...If you speak other languages, and just basic to no English, you are not illiterate, your bilingual ability is evidence of your intelligence...your name is beautiful! If others can’t pronounce it, never feel that you have to replace it with an English name for their benefit"



by Michele Thiel

"I’d heard about Renee Landell long before I met her. Her reputation as an extremely successful Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) officer for the SU definitely preceded her. Being a member of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) group myself, it would have been stranger if I hadn’t heard about her."  

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RHUL Debate Society to host No-Platforming Debate following Katie Hopkins cancellation

Quoted by Michele Thiel

"Free speech belongs in universities because it is essential to democracy. But, free speech, bears responsibility and is therefore limited by hate speech. Opinions are fine. Racism, Islamophobia and the like cannot and should not ever be debated. Discussed, but not debated.”  



by Renée Landell

Former BME Rep, Renée Landell, gives us an insight into what shade-ism is (aka colourism), and a rundown of the BME Network's event with guest speaker, Adreyn Cash.