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.
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.