Must Watch Trailer For Short Film Headed To Cannes - 'Black Girls Code' (You'll Love It)

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by Sergio
April 27, 2013 1:13 PM
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I absolutely dare anyone… and I mean ANYONE… to not be moved and inspired by this trailer for Shanice Johnson’s new short film Black Girls Code.

The film tells of the movement, created by San Francisco-based computer programming pioneer Kimberly Bryant, to expose young black girls to the world of computer programming and all the possibilities that they can achieve.

As Ms. Bryant says, Black Girls Code’s mission is to “introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.

Ms. Johnson says her film is intended “to push forth the notion that yes, little girls of color can code too. They can invent, build and create. They can move a nation and they can change the world. Through workshops on coding, science and app building, Black Girls Code is creating a new set of pioneers.

And the good news about her film doesn’t stop there.

The film, which was produced by Janet Robinson, will also screen at this year's Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

And Ms. Johnson reveals that the screening is just the beginning: “Going to Cannes as a part of the Short Film Corner is an honor. But this isn’t the end. We’re currently developing a web-series and a feature.

To find out more about Ms. Bryant's Black Girl Code program go HERE.

Here’s the trailer for the film:

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12 Comments

  • jayblu | April 30, 2013 6:11 PMReply

    Pure awesomeness!!

  • ALM | April 30, 2013 5:50 PMReply

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Break down those barriers and slay those stereotypes!!!

    If they get a Kickstarter, Crowdtilt or IndieGoGo fund started for their webseries or future, I will need to pull out my piggy bank.

  • lisa | April 29, 2013 11:50 AMReply

    So inspirational. Sharing this widely.

  • Majam | April 29, 2013 11:28 AMReply

    Awesome! Video shows the need for young woman of color in the technology fields. The video makes me want to know more and get off my butt and do something. Great job on the video and what great vision this organization has.

  • Katie | April 28, 2013 7:55 PMReply

    I didn't get to complete my comment. That's so inspiring! If it doesn't make it to mass theaters I hope it will be presented on PBS, OWN or Lifetime. That would be AWESOME!!! black kids need to see this.

  • Katie | April 28, 2013 7:54 PMReply

    WOW!!!

  • Sweeta | April 28, 2013 11:52 AMReply

    Sergio, you dared me to not be moved and I said, "Challenge accepted." I hit that 2:55 mark and felt that itch behind my nose...I'll get you one day! (shakes fist)
    Just beautiful!!!

  • LegenDeri | April 28, 2013 11:42 AMReply

    fResh... perspective.

  • UM | April 27, 2013 10:49 PMReply

    Real nice. But to get into Cannes Short Corner all you do is pay a fee and fill out the application. It's a market. Its not a competitive category. They take anyone who applies. Let's just be real about what's what. I wish them luck though.

  • The Point | April 27, 2013 11:11 PM

    Your right, the short film corner is more of a market showcase, it isn't the competition. The film maker never claims anything differently. The point is that this a short film based towards highlighting the amazing movement that BlackGirlsCode has created. It's not as much about competition as much as it is about the film being potentially showcased to an audience who never would have even realized that an organization like BlackGirlsCode existed. This project is amazing.

    Keep Supporting! <3

  • Janet | April 27, 2013 6:33 PMReply

    Yesssss!!!!
    One person can make a difference. See a need and fill it. Good for you Ms. Bryant-- and thank you for sharing this story with the world, Ms. Johnson & Ms. Robinson.

  • Darkan | April 27, 2013 4:12 PMReply

    Dope and awesome!

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