Screen The Souls Of Black Girls Doc At Your College
The Souls of Black Girls, the award-winning 2008 documentary by filmmaker Daphne Valerius and featuring commentary from Public Enemy's Chuck D, is now seeking colleges to host screenings of the powerful, socially conscious film.
The documentary takes an honest, critical look at the portrayal of black women in mainstream media and entertainment, and the impact that the media has on the self-image and culture of women of color. In addition to commentary from Public Enemy's Chuck D, the film also features appearances from Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina King, PBS Washington Week host Gwen Ifill, and hip hop and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, plus many more. The film was an official selection at the Harlem International Film Festival and the Urban Media Makers Film Festival. A sequel, which discusses how the media and the portrayal of women of color has changed in the ten years since the original documentary was released, is currently in the works.
Educational screenings of the film are currently being promoted by the Media Education Foundation, an organization that promotes the use of film to educate students on the impact of the media on social, political, and cultural issues.
If you're a college student or educator and you want to see The Souls of Black Girls screened on your campus, you can get details about how to set up an event for your school on the Media Education Foundation's website here. The film's creator, Daphne Valerius, may also be available to attend your school's screening.
By Michael Lacerna for PublicEnemy.com