A new documentary film, “The Black Girl Project,” written and directed by filmmaker Aiesha Turman, pushes forward the critical discussion around Black American girlhood and representation.

Challenging the mythological binary of “martyr/mammy” that is continually perpetuated in the media, the documentary will feature many voices of Black girls and their many truths.

The film is also an impetus of a non-profit of the same name—the film and organization seeks to present Black girls as the complex beings they are showing more than the stereotypical representations we see in popular culture.

The film will premiere in Brooklyn, New York on August 27 with a special screening followed by a panel discussion at the Spike Lee Screening Room on the campus of Long Island University.

For more information on “The Black Girl Project” film screening and nonprofit, check out the website.

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