Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 31, 2012.

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Black Girl In Suburbia is in it's last phase of production. We need help to finish up the last few tasks on our To-Do list!!

What is Black Girl In Suburbia?

This feature documentary looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities.  This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color.  There are many of us out there who have stories to tell about struggle and triumph, but have never had an outlet to share.  That's why this film is so important!

BGS Creating Dialogue:

One of our goals for this film is to spark as many organic conversations between people, discussing their own experiences and perspectives about the issues in BGS.  Through this journey, we have been really excited to see conversations happening! Below are links to some of the dialogue and comments sparked by Black Girl In Suburbia.  

Patheos

Indiewire

Madamenoir

Clutch Mag

You can also go to our website www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com, Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and start a conversation! 

This is where you come in to help with our LAST PHASE TO-DO LIST:

Editing, sound & color correction:  Editing is a constant at this point and takes much time to do. We want this film to have a quality professional look and sound, so we will need sound processing and color correction once we have our final cut.

Animation:  One of the more important parts of BGS are the women's accounts of growing up in suburbia.  In order to help these stories be more accessible and aesthetically unique, we will re-create them using Rotoscope animation. Animation allows us to have creative control in making each story specific and it gives us the freedom to create the location in which the story takes place. 

Festival Submissions:  When we have reached our finished and epic film :), we will start on the festival circuit!  Woohoo!  We have already received several inquiries from festivals around the country so we are very excited to be able to satisfy those requests with entries.

Why another Kickstarter campaign?

We still have  a lot of hard work ahead of us!  We are determined to have the stories, experiences, and perspectives shared in Black Girl In Suburbia make a difference in the community to create dialogue and awareness.

Since starting this project last year, BGS has created a voice of it's own and has become something bigger than we expected and grown past our original script and outline.  Extra funding will support the growth of this project, which has provided more opportunities for us to give fresh new perspectives in a creative way of storytelling!

We are grateful for ANY amount you are able to pledge and we appreciate your support!  Thank you for being a part of BGS!

Just so you know, we will NOT receive any funding if we DON'T REACH our GOAL! So PLEASE spread the word and donate!

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