A documentary about Black female representation through the history of Barbie.
Powerfully revealing the impact for Black girls and women when inclusivity is only important when bottom lines are at stake. Through the story of Black Barbie, this film will ask: what is the price Black women and girls pay at the expense of that bottom line?
Meet the Team
Lagueria Davis graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a BFA in Media Art. Since graduating, Davis has established herself as an award-winning filmmaker. MAID OF DISHONOR, a feature she co-wrote was a 2016 Nichols Fellowship Quarter Finalist and was a quarter finalist in the 2015 WeScreenplay Competitions. In addition, her 2013 feature script THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY and her 2016 short script LIGHT IN DARK PLACES both placed in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
Recently, Davis was selected to participate as a writer/director in the Outfest/NBCUni In-Fusion Talent Development Program. Davis’ short film project LIGHT IN DARK PLACES will be mentored through that program. Currently, Davis resides in LA where she’s on the board of the Alliance of Women Directors and Cinefemme.
The International Documentary Association has chosen Black Barbie: A Documentary as their Documentary of the Week. They are promoting our film on the home page of the website and accepting donations for the film. We are humbled by this recognition by the IDA and will...
On September 21, Lagueria Davis and Beulah Mae Mitchell stepped onto the stage of STORY for a Q&A about Black Barbie: A Documentary. The sizzle reel for the doc was screened here for the first time publicly, and Lagueria and Beulah Mae recieved a standing ovation when...
The week of June 25, 20018, Awesome Without Borders awarded Black Barbie: A Documentary a grant to help finance their sizzle reel. Read all about it here. The Awesome Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is...
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