Of Note: Dark Girls Movie {via Stylish Thought}

June 22, 2011

By Katrice

I know I thought it at some point in my life. 

I'm not quite dark-skinned, but I'm also not light. I'm sure, however, as a young girl, I was happy that I wasn't one who was singled out for being "too dark;" in those days, the immediate equivalent of unattractive. I thought we were past that ... likely because I am ever reconciling my own perceptions of beauty and am surrounded by sisterfriends doing the same. Not so.

My brilliant sister Fajr Muhammad {of Stylish Thought} dedicated a post to the "Dark Girls Movie" today and I was inspired to mirror it. 
"Dark Girls" is a documentary that explores etched ideals that inform biases and attitudes around skin color among African Americans. The victims -- Black women. These stories are familiar and painful to hear. But, the conversation -- a necessary evil.

The documentary is scheduled to premier October 8, 2011, during the Nashville Film Festival, but directors Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry are still working to raise funds to finish filming and post-production. You can make a donation as little as $1 to help here. It's not enough that we discuss change; we must make change happen. 

Rise women, rise!

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  1. I am really excited for this film and hope that people actually start having dialouge because of this movie.

  2. This film is so important. I really hope it opens everyone's mind and really helps us examine our issues with black beauty.

  3. I've been looking forward to seeing this. Hearing about it recently made me realize that people still struggle with this and I naively had considered this to be a non-issue today ...

  4. WOW! I can't wait for this film. This preview was so powerful, I'm sure the film will be amazing. I too hope that this will open up a dialouge, and help us come together as black women.


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