I absolutely dare anyone… and I mean ANYONE… to not be moved and inspired by this trailer for Shanice
Johnson’s new short film Black Girls
The film tells of the movement, created by San Francisco-based computer programming
pioneer Kimberly Bryant, to expose
young black girls to the world of computer programming and all the possibilities
that they can achieve.
As Ms. Bryant says, Black Girls Code’s mission is to “introduce
programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will
become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.”
Ms. Johnson says her film is intended “to
push forth the notion that yes, little girls of color can
code too. They can invent, build and create. They can move a nation and they
can change the world. Through workshops on coding, science and app building,
Black Girls Code is creating a new set of pioneers.”
And the good news about her film doesn’t stop there.
The film, which was produced by Janet Robinson, will also screen at this year’s Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film
Festival next month.
And Ms. Johnson reveals that the screening is just the beginning: “Going to Cannes as a part of the Short Film
Corner is an honor. But this isn’t the end. We’re currently developing a
web-series and a feature.”
To find out more about Ms. Bryant’s Black Girl Code program go HERE.
Here’s the trailer for the film: