Purpose Leader: In conversation with André Spence and Basma Khalifa 

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Global Purpose Enterprise founder and Soho Works member, André Spence, talks to some of the UK’s Black movers and shakers in an exclusive seven-part series for Soho House. In this episode he talks to director and filmmaker, Basma Khalifa

Empower the Black community and everyone benefits. Such is the belief of André Spence, founder of Global Purpose Enterprise – an initiative and network founded in 2017 to uplift young people of colour. Through guidance, mentorship and live events, Spence and his team help members find their purpose and, as a result, navigate their futures.

This year, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered up with Global Purpose Enterprise for Purpose Leaders, a seven-part video series made exclusively for Soho House. In each episode, Spence sits down with creative tastemakers, leaders and activists from the Black community to discuss their journey to the top, the challenges they’ve faced on the way, and their upcoming projects.

For the third episode, he sits down with multi-disciplinary creative, Basma Khalifa. As a director and filmmaker, Khalifa believes in creating and telling stories about – and for – the underrepresented youth of our generation. Her documentary, Inside the Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave, made for the BBC in 2018, has viewership figures of just under two million, and instantly made Khalifa one to watch. Earlier this year, it was announced that she was currently undertaking a six-month residency at Louis Theroux’s London-based independent television production company, Mindhouse.
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