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Bill Duke Talks About His "Dark Girls" Documentary

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 26, 2011 at 5:05AM

So remember back in May when Cynthia posted the trailer for the work-in-progress documentary Dark Girls, directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry, dealing with the barely hidden prejudices and biases against dark skinned black women (You can read her original post HERE).
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So remember back in May when Cynthia posted the trailer for the work-in-progress documentary Dark Girls, directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry, dealing with the barely hidden prejudices and biases against dark skinned black women (You can read her original post HERE).

Now of course when you deal with a subject like that you just know that it's going to get a lot of heated responses, and we certainly did on S & A, as the trailer did everywhere it was posted. Some are happy there's a film dealing with this sensitive and controversial subject, while others are upset that it has to be bought up at all.

Now both Duke and Berry have given a lengthy interview to Ebony.com in which they explain the reasons why they decided to make the film, their approach to the subject, and what sort of impact they hope it will have, as well as the worldwide reaction the trailer has received so far.

You can read the interview right HERE and to refresh your memory, here's the trailer:

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.


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