Movies that Matter
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.
- 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell Street
Admission is free. Reservations can be made via EventBrite.com and entering Fort Worth Movies That Matter in the search field. All seating becomes available first come, first served 15 minutes before the published start time of the program. The auditorium seats 248.
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.
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 Facebook.com/FortWorthMoviesThatMatter or send an email to fwhrc@FortWorthTexas.gov. For a schedule of films, visit http://fortworthtexas.gov/moviesthatmatter/. Trailers for some of this year's films can be found on YouTube.
Updated 16 January 2015