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July 2, 2012 12:09 PM
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Congrats to 'Dear White People,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

"Dear White People"
Thanks to your votes, the race satire "Dear White People" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

Congratulations to “Dear White People" director Justin Simien. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month.

Here's what the project is about:

Remember when Black movies didn't necessarily 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.

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

More Projects of the Day coming this week. Want your project to be considered? Tell us all about it.

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