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Black Girl in Suburbia
A film by Melissa Lowery
US, 2016, 54 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W171209

What happens when a child grows up as the only black girl in town? For many black girls raised in the suburbs, the experiences of going to school, playing on the playground, and living day-to-day life can be uniquely alienating. BLACK GIRL IN SUBURBIA looks at the suburbs of America from the perspective of women of color. Filmmaker Melissa Lowery shares her own childhood memories of navigating racial expectations both subtle and overt—including questions like, "Hey, I just saw a black guy walking down the street; is that your cousin?" Through conversations with her own daughters, with teachers and scholars who are experts in the personal impacts of growing up a person of color in a predominately white place, this film explores the conflicts that many black girls in homogenous hometowns have in relating to both white and black communities. This searching and honest film pushes audiences to look at (and have deeper conversations about) ourselves, our communities, and each other.


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AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS

  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • African American Women in Film Festival
  • International Black Women Film Festival
  • Portland Oregon’s Women Film Festival

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QUOTES

    "This film is a must see for all educators...BGS offers great insight into the struggles our students of color face in classrooms and communities where few of their peers or teachers look like them."
    Kim Feicke, Director
    Oregon Center for Educational Equity

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