Posted on June 21, 2013

Dark Girls: Documentary About Dark-Skinned Women to Air on OWN Network

Michigan Chronicle, June 18, 2013

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network is set to air a documentary exploring the discrimination confronting dark-skinned women worldwide.

“Dark Girls” features interviews with dark-skinned Black women in America, aiming to show “that the deep seated biases and hatreds of racism–within and outside of the Black American culture–remain bitterly entrenched,” according to a press release. The film originally premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch a preview for “Dark Girls” here:

The film was directed by Urban Winter Entertainment head D. Channsin Berry and  Duke Media CEO Bill Duke.


“Dark Girls” will examine the everyday lives of darker-skinned women, including their challenges in corporate America, interracial relationships and the “good hair” vs. “bad hair” debate. Berry believes the film is a must. “The skin issue is a discussion we all need to have once and for all…so we can eradicate it.”

You can catch “Dark Girls” on the OWN Network Sunday, June 23 at 10 p.m. Visit the official Dark Girls website here.