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Dark Girls (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 November 2011 (USA)
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
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Credited cast:
Soren Baker ... Himself
Ronald Boutelle Ronald Boutelle ... Himself (as Dr. Ronald Boutelle)
Joni Bovill ... Herself
Kirk Bovill ... Himself
Michael Colyar Michael Colyar ... Himself
Benton Cooke Benton Cooke ... Himself (as Dr. Benton Cooke)
Viola Davis ... Herself
Timothy Foley Timothy Foley ... Himself - Psychotherapist
Corinne Gilliard Corinne Gilliard ... Herself
Marcia Glenn Marcia Glenn ... Herself - Dermatologist (as Dr. Marcia Glenn)
Cheryl Grills Cheryl Grills ... Herself (as Dr. Cheryl Grills)
Lynne Herod-Deverges Lynne Herod-Deverges ... Herself
Stephanie IsComedy ... Herself (as Stephanie A.)
Bill Johnson Bill Johnson ... Himself
Douglas Kearney Douglas Kearney ... Himself
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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This is a documentary I plan on forcing on young people
3 October 2014 | by bitemeloser145See all my reviews

planktonrules says this is the type of film wishes s/he wishes they could "force children and teens to watch," and I wholeheartedly agree. I *will* be showing this film to my (college-level) literature classes in the near future. My primarily white students need to see this because they desperately need to see and hear people of color (in particular black folk in this film) as complex, deeply human humans, and my students of color need to see people like them/more like them, to hear their voices, recognize themselves, for their experiences to be legitimized on screen.

This film interviews a variety of people--black men, white men, and especially "dark girls" of every complexion and body type, not shying away the uncomfortable and complicated facets of skin color, especially in the US, but also globally.


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