A satire about being a black face in a very white place.

A satire about being a black face in a very white place.

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? No? Damn...

Well believe it or not there was a time when "Black Art-House" was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn't before.

The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular "African American" themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in "post-racial" America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.

“This film isn't about "white racism", or racism at all. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is about identity. It's about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who they understand themselves to truly be. And this societal conflict appears to be one that many share.”

- Justin Simien 


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  • commented 2014-03-28 19:44:32 -0700
    Dear Black People from a WHITE GurLL,
    Hello. I’m White! You’re Black! Can we just get along?
    Black people are awesome! I know you know that. I want you to know that I know it too.
    Signed
    Soulful White GurLL
  • commented 2014-03-27 21:17:34 -0700
    This film is desperately needed. Cant wait to use this as part of my teaching regimen with black children.
  • commented 2014-03-26 16:41:39 -0700
    We’d love to screen this at our community college—will that opportunity be available soon?
  • commented 2014-03-23 14:39:11 -0700
    Looks like an absolutely legendary film, can’t wait to watch it!
  • commented 2014-01-19 03:04:34 -0800
    Justin Simien, thank you for this.
  • commented 2013-11-06 18:47:42 -0800
    TY :)
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