Black Barbie: A Documentary
Love her or hate her, almost everyone has a Barbie story. Even if they don’t have a story, there’s a story as to why they don’t have a story. In this film, we tell the story behind the first Black Barbie, because yes, she has a story too. It started with the filmmaker’s 83-year old aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell and a seemingly simple question, “Why not make a Barbie that looks like me?”
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Grace Lay, Sumalee Montano, Camilla Hall, Milan Chakraborty, Jyoti Sarda
Aaliyah Williams, Lagueria Davis
Beulah Mae Mitchell, Kitty Black Perkins, Stacey McBride-Irby, Ashley Blaine-Featherson Jenkins, Gabourey Sidibe, Julissa Calderon
Associate Producer: Brianne Klugiewicz, Archival Producer: Rebecca Kent, Music Supervisor: Jennifer Smith