THE POIGNANT NEW MOVIE “DARK GIRLS” FROM AWARD-WINNING DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS D. CHANNSIN BERRY & BILL DUKE CONTINUES ITS GROUND BREAKING NATIONWIDE TOUR IN CONCERT VENUES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
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Los Angeles, CA ““”I thought it was dirt and I tried to clean my color off,” “˜If I had a little girl, I didn’t want her to be dark like me,” “She’s cute for a dark girl,” “Girl, I’m so glad your baby didn’t come out dark,” and “You shouldn’t talk to the mud duck,” aren’t just clips from the powerful new documentary, “Dark Girls,” but they are also the everyday reality of millions of dark-skinned women across the globe, including the ones featured in the documentary. In November, the very poignant movie “Dark Girls” made history by becoming the first movie to nationally tour in concert venues across the country. Met with much applause and critical acclaim, the movie will continue its historic, ground-breaking run in 2012.
D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke directed and produced “Dark Girls.” The tour is being promoted by BAP Events. The tour will resume on January 13th at the World Famous Apollo Theater in New York, followed by showings in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, January 19th at the Modell PAC ““ Lyric Opera House and Washington, DC on Friday, January 20th at the Warner Theatre. As it continues its historic run, audiences will not only have a chance to view the film, but they will also have a chance to participate in an intimate Q&A with the directors/producers D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke after each screening. For more information, log onto www.officialdarkgirlsmovie.com. Tickets for these cities start at $25.00 and are ON SALE NOW at the venue’s box offices and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
“The nature of the subject matter and the responses we have received from audiences throughout the country makes this model a perfect fit for this type of interactive event,” explained Berry. “People get a chance to hear first-hand what compelled and most importantly moved us to create the film. At the same time, some get to express feelings they have had as dark-skinned women throughout life in this setting.”
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In “Dark Girls,” cameras are focused on an American cultural bias that also runs deep in cultures around the world. The film features poignant, unfiltered, and penetrating interviews with Black women of the darkest hues for their emotional exposes. It pulls back a cultural curtain to reveal that the biases and hatreds of racism – within and outside of the Black American culture – remain bitterly entrenched.
“Many say it’s [the film] the beginning of a healing process for them,” said Duke. “The film gives a voice to the voiceless.”
“Dark Girls” further explores and addresses the history of our varying skin tones, the impact of your skin tones, family issues when it comes to discussing this subject, how men view dark skinned women, how dark skinned women express their inner most thoughts of dark-skinned women on how men see them and most importantly how healing can begin for those who have been felt less than due to their race.
Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis are among the many women featured in “Dark Girls,” along with several industry experts on the subject of race, including Dr. Cheryl Grills, President, National Association of Black Psychologists.
“We are giving women and families a chance to get their power back and get their energy back,” added Berry. “It’s putting people front and center all across the country, so that we can finally address through by dialogue something that has permeated our world and thought process for years, so that healing and change can manifest.”