Mena Fombo


Somina ‘Mena’ Fombo is a director, producer and co-founder of Blak Wave Productions creating content for TV, film and digital across the BFI, BBC and C4. She is particularly passionate about telling real stories that challenge perspective and centre women, queer black and poc communities and more widely sports. Her latest film The Glorious Ones premiered at BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ film festival in March 2022. Mena is also a global speaker with a brilliant TEDx Talk: No you Cannot Touch My Hair and she is the creator of Boomflix – a new network supporting queer black women and non-binary documentary filmmakers. She is the recipient of the first Iris Prize Documentary Film Finance Fund and has already started work on Some Girls Hate Dresses!, a nostalgic look into the black British tomboys from yesteryear told through the lens of queer black women who wore the label with pride throughout the 1990s.