The Complexities of Skin Color

Posted in Interviews, Literary/Artistic Criticism, Media Archive, Social Science, United States, Videos on 2016-07-20 19:25Z by Steven

The Complexities of Skin Color

Black Issues Forum
Raleigh, North Carolina
Running Time: 00:26:46

Deborah Holt Noel, Host

Inspired by the casting of Latina actress Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone, the performer and activist known for her pride in her dark skin, Deborah chats with professor Dr. Yaba Blay, filmmaker Eric Barstow, and undergraduate student Ayana Thompson to delve into why so many people still knowingly and unknowingly participate in colorism – the assertion that light is better.

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Saint Augustine’s College senior’s documentary wins award at film festival

Posted in Articles, New Media, United States, Videos on 2010-10-20 19:02Z by Steven

Saint Augustine’s College senior’s documentary wins award at film festival

Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina
Press Release

LaToya Sutton, Communications Specialist

Eric Barstow’s short documentary, “Bi/Racial Me,” won the “Best Short Documentary” award at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, held October. 14-17, [2010] in Norcross, Georgia The film was an official film selection festival. Barstow is a senior theatre and film major at Saint Augustine’s College.

Barstow’s documentary offers a glimpse into what life is like for those who are racially mixed and explores the issues they face. The film’s trailer is available online here.

The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival places an emphasis on showcasing work produced by or featuring people of African, Asian and Latin descent. The three-day festival gives actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians and graphic designers an opportunity to learn from and network with other industry professionals.

Read the entire press release here.

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