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- A Girl Like Me
This short film about race and cultural identity was made by Kiri Davis, a 17-year-old high school student in New York. Made in 2005, it recreates Kenneth Clark's 1940s doll test that was used to fight school segregation in the Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education. Kiri Davis was interested to see if there had been any changes in the intervening years. She discovered that the majority of African American children still chose white dolls over black dolls . Her film also includes interviews with African American teenage girls discussing attitudes about hair, skin color, and self-esteem. The film was produced through Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, a nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn's Prospect Park YMCA.
To view the film, go to the film's page at the Media That Matters Film Festival and click on the link that says "Watch A Girl Like Me."
NOTE: In order to view this film, you will need to have QuickTime installed on your computer. You can download it for free at this website: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/win.html