Black Women On: The Light, Dark Thang
BLACK WOMEN ON: THE LIGHT, DARK THANG explores the politics of color within the African-American community. Women representing a variety of hues–from honey-vanilla to brown-sugar chocolate–speak candidly about the longstanding “caste system” that permeates black society. These women share provocative, heart-wrenching personal stories about how being too light or too dark has profoundly influenced their life and relationships–from childhood on and throughout their adult years. Originating in a culture of slavery, the “light, dark thang” still persists. Even today it haunts black women’s individual and collective memories. Both entertaining and transformative viewing, BLACK WOMEN ON: THE LIGHT, DARK THANG combines personal interviews and historical footage with literary and dramatic vignettes.