Recently, we discussed whether advertisements, like Dove‘s VisableCare ad, are the result or cause of color bias.
In that discussion, we introduced you to Dark Girls, a new film that seeks to explore the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color, particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within Black American culture.
Directors Bill Duke and D.Channsin Berry need your help in uncovering the truth of this complex topic.
They’ve spent two years piecing the film together and funding it internally and are reaching out to meet a goal of $250,000.00 in order to complete filming and post-production.
The premiere is set for October 8, 2011 at the Nashville Film Festival. See their message below.
Learn more and donate here.
The documentary will examine issues from numerous points of views: historical, sociological, psychological, personal responsibility and healing.
This film will promote discussions as to how society treats women of a darker hue… how some women have been shunned, persecuted and mistreated throughout history in and outside of America.
The goal is to address this issues and help eliminate their pain and help build self esteem.
The fundraising goal is large but the filmmakers ask that you give what you can and just as importantly, spread the word about the film and its mission.
Also, because the issue of color bias goes beyond Blacks and America, you are invited to share your story from wherever you are in the world.
Fan the film on Facebook at facebook.com/DarkGirlsMovie.