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Movie poster for Black Barbie: A Documentary On Monday, September 25, Lagueria Davis, director of “Black Barbie: A Documentary,” and Jay Morong, creative director of the Independent Picture House, festival director of the Charlotte Film Festival and senior lecturer of theatre and film at UNC Charlotte, spoke with Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins to discuss the importance of this film and the festival.

After the incredible impact and reach of Greta Gerwig’s 2023 “Barbie” film, “Black Barbie: A Documentary” delves into the transformative arrival of Mattel’s groundbreaking Black Barbie. By examining the ways that the absence of black images in the “social mirror” left Black girls with few opportunities for self-reflection — and dissecting the complex cross-section of merchandise and representation — “Black Barbie: A Documentary” celebrates the Black women who refuse to be invisible and their struggle to elevate their own voices and stories.

You can listen to the interview with WFAE here

The 7:30pm screening of “Black Barbie: A Documentary” on Wednesday, September 27 is sold out, but another show has been added! Get your ticket for the 8pm screening on September 27 while supplies last! Director/Producer Lagueria Davis will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

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