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The Souls of Black Girls

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The Souls of Black Girls is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. The candid piece features interviews with young women discussing their self-image as well as social commentary from Rapper/Political Activist Chuck D, Actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.

Since its completion, The Souls of Black Girls, has been screened and overwhelmingly well-received by audiences at film festivals and more than 100 private screenings at various institutions, organizations and colleges/universities. Most recently, the film was featured as the centerpiece of Procter & Gamble’s national “My Black is Beautiful” campaign where its Producer shared the message of the piece as a celebrity panelist of the signature “My Black is Beautiful” tour.

“Too often our girls do not rise to their full potential because they are so affected by the image that others project of them. It’s good to have something that helps us understand what’s happening to our girls,” said Dr. Dorothy Height, Chair of the National Council of Negro Women. “This film was the answer to a prayer”. Building on the critical recognition of the film, By Her Productions is in development for the sequel to the documentary called “The Souls of Black Girls, Too”.

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