‘Dark Girls’ Documentary To Premiere On OWN

Dark Girls

The documentary Dark Girls is a provocative look at the effects of colorism among the African-American community. It will make its television debut on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network this Sunday.

The film was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it generated a lot of buzz because of its candid interviews with dark-skinned African-Americans about how colorism has impacted their lives.

In a statement released on the movies official website, co-directors and co-producers D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke share the purpose of the film.

“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.”

I already have my DVR set! I can’t wait to see it. Make sure you tune in to OWN this Sunday, June 23, at 10 PM EST.

Watch the extended trailer below:




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