Black Barbie

by Comfort Arthur and Comfort Arthur20164minAnimation
2 formatsEnglish4 subtitles languages

When Comfort is given a Black Barbie doll as a child by her mother, she begins to question her ideas of beauty and self-worth. Growing into an adult, she begins to bleach her skin in order to feel as though she is fitting in with society’s expectations, leading to a sudden realisation. Narrated by the director herself, this short but vibrant animation tells a personal story of Blackness that puts a spotlight on the way race plays into our self-identity.

  • year
  • nationality
  • running time
  • rights end
  • director's country
    Ghana, Ghana
  • filmed in
  • colour

Kit de ressources

  • 4media
  • 1technical resource

By continuing to browse this website, you agree to our use of cookies to improve your experience.Find out more