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

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

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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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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