Congratulations to ‘Dear White People,’ July’s Project of the Month!

Congratulations to 'Dear White People,' July's Project of the Month!

Congratulations to “Dear White People” director Justin Simien.  The project received the most votes to win July’s Project of the Month.  The prize is a creative consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute.

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Remember when Black movies didn’t neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason?

The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back.

The film follows four black students at a predominately white Ivy League where a popular “African American themed” party takes place. Through their unique perspectives the film tackles race identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.

And take a look at the film’s IndieGoGo video:

For more information on this project, visit its Project of the Day page.

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Comments

Jeri

CONGRATS! WE NEED THIS! And to the haters, people have lives outside the internet, I'm a full time student and didn't have time to follow the end result. I just hoped that they won in the end because it would have the most social impact right now. Why can't people accept things can be won for black people fairly? Sore losers.

Frutron

I don't think white people are responsible for Tyler Perry.

AfricaIsAContinent

I am so happy for DWP. Congrats =)

Justinitforthecookies

Whoo! I hope the fans turn out like this when there's actually something important at stake.

Kellie

YAY! I'm so excited, I have been following the progress of this movie forever. Can't wait to tell everyone I know :)

jessica

Woooo congrats!!

Bad math

9000 votes and only 3 congrats comments? Maybe you should turn off the bot still spamming the poll's comments section and redirect it here.

Lee

:D awww yiiis, so happy this won because you def deserve it :)

Jen

Go DWP!

Cate

Congratulation, guys! I'm really happy for you!

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