Black Girl In Suburbia is a 55 minute feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores, through professional and personal interviews, the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.
There are many girls out there who have stories to tell about struggle and triumph, but have never had an outlet to share. That’s why this film is so important!
Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people, in hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.
About the Director:
Melissa Lowery is a wife, full time mom of 2 daughters and a documentary film maker. She graduated from Pacific University in the fall of 2009 with a BA in Media. After graduation, she worked on several short independent film projects, commercials and a webseries in the Portland area. Melissa is drawn to documentaries because of the freedom they allow her to have in telling truthful stories and experiences like the ones in her first feature documentary Black Girl in Suburbia.