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Directed by Isabella Myers

Portland 2017 6 mins.

The experiences, difficulties, and positive aspects of growing up black.

From filmmaker Isabella Myers: I was inspired to bring light to the fact that not every black person grows up poor, uneducated, or is in a gang. Although every subject identified as African-American, every single person had a different story about their experiences growing up black. Bringing empowerment for African-Americans was another inspiration for this film. There aren’t that many empowering videos of blacks and I wanted to change that.


This project was produced at Caldera.