Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community
Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary.
The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell the untold stories of lighter-skinned women around the globe.
Duke describes “Light Girls” as a study of the advantages and disadvantages of being a light-skinned woman, tackling the question: Does light skin make for an easier life?
The documentary explores skin color from historical, sociological, psychological and scientific perspectives, providing a global analysis, addressing contemporary issues like bullying, skin bleaching, and the popular “#teamlightskin versus #teamdarkskin” that was born on social media.
Watch the trailer for the documentary here:
The documentary features interviews with a number of celebrities including Diahann Carroll, India Arie, Iyanla Vanzant and Soledad O’Brien. “Light Girls” airs Jan. 19.
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