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

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire August 4, 2012 at 2:44PM

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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"Dear White People"

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.

If you’re a filmmaker (or know one) and you want us to consider an in-production film for our Project of the Day column, fill out the form here.

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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