Friday, May 27, 2011


Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

It's a shame that society defines beauty so narrowly, and that children absorb what society considers to be beautiful. A certain look--skin, hair, body-type--is foisted upon us in commercials, billboards, magazines, advertisements, television shows, films, and videos--and it's not easy to shake it off and be proud of yourself when you "know" what beauty is supposed to look like.

The film clip is from an upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. This film was directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for highlighting this sad phenomenon... I've been trying to understand the feelings of my young daughter... This helps me make sense of the words she utters... Not being a woman, I could not understand her feelings but clearly, she also is badly affected by this complexion complex.
What is the solution?