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Movies that Matter

A Special Celebration Commemorating  International Human Rights Day

We invite you to experience this quarterly film series that highlights important human rights issues. Each event features a movie screening with English subtitles, followed by a moderated discussion with special guests.

Admission is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Doors open 30 minutes before screening begins. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning beginning at 11 a.m. The auditorium seats 248.

Dark Girls
2013, NR, 72 minutes.

This fascinating and controversial film explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It examines the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures which often lead to self-esteem issues.  The film contains interviews with notable African Americans including Viola Davis. It also reports on a new version of the 1940s black doll experiment by Kenneth and Mamie Clark, which proved that black children had internalized racism by having children select a white or a black doll (they typically chose white) based on questions asked.

Preview the trailer

Dark Girls Movie Poster

Movies That Matter: A Human Rights Film Series is a quarterly program of the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission. This screening is presented in partnership with the Fort Worth Library, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 

For more information, follow Movies that Matter at or send an email to  For a schedule of films, visit Trailers for some of this year's films can be found on YouTube (Coming Soon).

Updated 9 December 2014

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