SAN BERNARDINO, CA- BLU Educational Foundation (BLU) is inviting the community to join them as they celebrate Women’s History Month with a neighborhood screening of the award-winning provocative news documentary, The Souls of Black Girls. The screening, which will be held Thursday, March 24 is free to attend and will include a post-screening panel discussion with thought leaders from the Inland Empire Region.
Produced by rising filmmaker Daphne Valerius, the documentary raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. The candid piece features interviews with young women discussing their self-image as well as social commentary from Rapper/Political Activist Chuck D, Actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill and Cultural Critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.
The screening will be held in the Library Viewing Room of San Bernardino Valley College located at 701 South Mt. Vernon Ave. A pre-screening reception featuring spoken-word performances given by students who work closely with Dina Walker, founder of BLU, will begin at 5:40 p.m. The screening will start at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations may be secured online at Eventbrite. Questions about the screening may be directed to OneNation Media Services at (909) 657.0578.