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VIDEO: Dark Girls

We know that discrimination exists, but rarely do we think of the prejudices that exist in black communities
Posted: 10/11/2011 05:47 PM
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DARK GIRLS is a documentary that takes a look at the deep-seated attitude about 'colourism' in the black community and how a skin hue affect one's life.

The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is said to have taken two years to complete.

Produced by D. Channsin Berry and actor Bill Duke, the documentary crew reached out to women of the darkest skin hue they could find to show that 'racism' does in fact exist in the black community against their own.

"When Bill called me with the idea of a documentary about dark-skinned women, I was in right away. Being a dark-skinned Black man, like Bill, I have gone through similar traumas. Being separated and discriminated against by our own people. It stifles your self-esteem. Bill and I shared our similar experiences and immediately understood that we knew the best way to approach this," Berry said.

"We have a need for each other, a need for someone to show us, to lead us through example," said actress Viola Davis.