We now have an exact day and time for the OWN network broadcast premiere date for Bill Duke’s and D. Channsin Berry’s documentary, Dark Girls.
It was on May 1 when it was revealed that the film would be heading to Oprah Winfrey’s burgeoning network in June, but no specific details were available at the time.
We’ve now learned that Dark Girls will premiere on OWN on Sunday, June 23rd, at 10pm ET.
The film had been traveling the film festival circuit since its TIFF debut in the fall of 2011, and, at one time, seemed like it would get a theatrical release, but that never happened.
So if you didn’t see it while it toured the festival circuit (and I’m sure most of you didn’t), you’ll get your chance to do so in just under 2 weeks from today.
Also, expect follow-up films to Dark Girls, including: Yellow Brick Road, which will look at the *colorism* issue from the fairer-skinned black woman’s point of view (Dark Girls was from the darker-skinned black woman’s POV); and What Is A Man, which will explore what masculinity and manhood is, from the beginning of humanity to the present.
No word yet on when we can expect either of the 2 follow-up films.
Here’s a 10-minute preview of Dark Girls below: