Documentaries. Black Girl in Suburbia. “Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White”

Black Girl in Suburbia, Melissa Lowery

Brought to you by director Melissa Lowery, “Black Girl in Suburbia” explores a very specific facet of the middle class and upwardly mobile black experience in America not usually explored, the experience of young black women and girls. As illustrated in a recent Atlantic article by Aboubacar Ndiaye, that experience is a complicated one wrought with sexism, racism and social expectations based on stereotypes. Check out the trailer after the jump.

More information on this documentary, which will be screening in 2014, is available here.