In a new documentary “Black Girl In Suburbia,” director Melissa Lowery aims to show the “shared experiences between African American women and girls raised in predominately white communities.”
The film’s website says:
Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities. There are many girls out there who have stories to tell about struggle and triumph, but have never had an outlet to share. That’s why this film is so important! Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.
The documentary is set for Summer 2012. Check out the trailer here!