Dark Girls---watched this with my own precious dark girl, my college sophomore daughter, D. It does a lovely job of discussing the subtle & overt ways that darker skinned African-Americans are discriminated against, in both the black community & the larger society. Pair it with Chris Rock's wonderfully entertaining & thought-provoking "Good Hair", for a beginning primer on one aspect of life as a woman of color. Thanks to Cherish Hamby for recommending it.
Written by: Eric MonteDirected by: Michael SchultzWhat it’s about: The film follows the adventures of Preach and Cochise and their crew, high school friends in 1960s Chicago, and the twists and turns their lives take.Why you need to see this: The writer of the film actually attended Cooley High and also co-created hit TV series Good Times, which was also set in the Cabrini-Green Chicago housing projects. Monte has said that he wrote this film to help dispel misconceptions of what life in the pro