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.
Appears in: 41st Fresh Film Northwest
Other Films by Isabella Myers
This special program from the Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest youth made film festival brings together short films that tell personal stories-about diverse peoples, childhood experiences, family life, and identity-through the documentary genre as well as through alternative storytelling techniques.