Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dark Girls - the movie - Premiering on OWN


Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.

Official Dark Girls Website

I saw the movie @ The Paramount Theatre in Oakland when it firs came out and these women aren't the only people featured in the film. Adding to the big picture, "Dark Girls" also includes the perspectives of white men who married black women. Is their decision to marry a dark-skinned woman a conscious choice?


The world television premiere of the "Dark Girls" documentary airs on Sunday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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