A Film by Palesa Lebona

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Director's Statement Picture Director's Statement

Living in the digital world we are bombarded with images of what it means to be beautiful and accepted in society. This in some cultures is seen through the tone of one's skin (i.e. being light or fair-skinned).

Synopsis Synopsis

Our story takes place in 1968, Oakland, California during the formation of the Black Panthers Society.

A black consciousness militant movement which practiced self-defense for minority communities agains the US government, and whose aim was...

Tianna and Grandmother

Torn between seeking the love and affection of her Anglo-minded grandmother and her own personal identity, a 12 year old, dark-skinned girl must make a choice which affects the rest of her life.