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I’m More than Just a Color

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.

Genres: Documentary

Other Films by Isabella Myers

Fresh Film Northwest: People, Places & Stories

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.