Trailer to Watch: Dear White People

“Dear white people…stop touching my hair. Does this look like a petting zoo to you?” Dear White People is a satire about being a Black face in a white place, following the stories of four black students navigating life at an Ivy League college, where hey, there’s no “race problem,” right? With a lot of wit and bite, the film provides advice for avoiding unintentional racism and also explores “racial identity in ‘post-racial’ America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.” In an interview with Shadow and Act, Director Justin Simien says this:

“Nobody wants to be called a racist, so I think when people hear the title ‘Dear White People,’ already they want to take a defensive posture. But my movie isn’t necessarily about racism. I think that racism is a fact of life and any movie dealing with black issues has to take place in a world where that’s reflected. But my movie is really about race identity – it’s about who you are, how the world sees you, and how that affects your potential.”

Love the trailer and want to bring this piece of cinema to the big screen? Right now, the film’s producers are looking to raise seed money that will push the movie towards production. Click here to help make this film a reality: You even get perks for your contribution!

You can also provide support by spreading the word. Follow them @dearwhitepeople, like them on Facebook, and check our their tongue-in-cheek tumblr here.

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