DOCUMENTARY THINK TANK

So as you all know, I’m definitely working on a documentary for AA women and the state we’re in, in this country.

If there is anything that you feel you’d like to see covered in this please list below. It will definitely help me to mKe sure all my basis Covered. I already have a general idea of the things I’ll be going over, but just in case I overlook an issue of importance, feel free to jot down on this post what you would like to see in it.

Or just your opinion on what you feel is most important.

 

i may actually break each topic up into a series so that I can be thorough, so the more the better.

THANKS!

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. onelesssoldier
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 13:00:56

    Neecy I think it would help greatly if you told us what topics you’ve already decided on. Then I can think from there.

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  2. onelesssoldier
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 13:03:29

    I posted on Facebook maybe other bw will give you some more suggestions

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  3. livingdaydream
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 19:50:47

    Definitely include how bw are stripped of/denied femininity, and how we are actually not all tough, independent, “strong”, etc. Looking forward to supporting this project!

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  4. foosrock!
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 11:15:32

    I would dearly love if you espouse on the “combative nature of black women in the USofA” when confronted with other opinions, experiences. So much anger towards (especially) non-black or not living in similar situations women. It’s fustrating. I KNOW, mean and want the best for ALL black women, but darn if I’m going to constantly leave a disclaimer or addendum for the über sensitive….

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  5. BrownSmiles
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 17:57:19

    Please go into detail about how BW, especially younger ones must have high standards with men and maintain them.
    I am absolutely in support of any discussion where BW control their temper, as others will purposely provoke us to get a reaction and be entertained.

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  6. Neecy
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 10:02:53

    Thanks ladies!!!

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  7. lunanoire
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 19:42:18

    When addressing problems, please also share success stories! Ex: colorism & a happy, healthy dark-skinned woman AND how she developed and executed success strategies.

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    • Neecy
      Aug 21, 2014 @ 21:08:03

      LUNA

      you read my mind! I’m not and hadn’t planned on doing any “woe is me the dark skinned BW” because honestly most of all the dark skinned BW in my life don’t have those issues.

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  8. Shaylah
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 07:51:10

    Maybe interview other black women/white men couples who may be a little older and pick their brains. How come black women can keep their purse open 24/7 for black males only to get mad when he has a non-black women that you supported. It is not enough to tell black women to get a second hustle if she can’t keep her money in her purse and give to all causes and then when she doesn’t have anything to give, she gets dropped like a hot potato. Neecy,If you need help regarding finances, let us know because things cost money and I know that with technology, things are not cheap but you can get to reach more people and that will cover a lot more ground.

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  9. pumpkin
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 13:51:25

    @ neecy,

    I was thinking the same thing. I would suggest not just focusing on the negative, but also demonstrating the positive and being uplifting.

    Maybe it could be a video that combats stereotypes.

    1. You could interview people about their perceptions of Black women (stereotypes, beauty standards, are men attracted to bw in general)- for this you could reference the OK Cupid/ AYI “study” I definitely think as an introduction to the beauty, you should mention the satoshi kanazawa article

    then after you cover the stereotypes and the more saddening aspects of the film, i think it needs to become a film about debunking the stereotypes through positive images.

    2. You could talk about first the history of the stereotypes and WHY people believe these stereotypes are true, drawing on history

    3. you could show beautiful images of black women from around the world, our customs, our beauty, our accomplishments and you could focus on the positive contributions that bw have made to the world and debunk those stereotypes through positive examples

    here is a really great documentary that kinda does this already (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX0FWfkcfZk)

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    • JaliliMaster
      Aug 26, 2014 @ 03:16:07

      1. You could interview people about their perceptions of Black women (stereotypes, beauty standards, are men attracted to bw in general)- for this you could reference the OK Cupid/ AYI “study” I definitely think as an introduction to the beauty, you should mention the satoshi kanazawa article

      then after you cover the stereotypes and the more saddening aspects of the film, i think it needs to become a film about debunking the stereotypes through positive images.

      I completely disagree with this. I don’t think you should include or give any more oxygen to any anti-bw hit pieces. The fact is that no matter ones good intentions, all this would do is serve to further spread the venom that other hateful, racist individuals choose to put out there about BW. Neecy, understand that some bw are still at a certain point in their lives, where deep down, they enjoy the ‘hurt’ they feel from hearing, seeing etc any anti-BW hate, because it reinforces their identity as the ‘downtrodden BW’. Those sorts of people are never going to enjoy watching such a documentary, unless it still feeds into their emotional compulsion that is centred on the BW as the perennial put-upon sufferer.

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  10. pumpkin
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 13:54:55

    and also neecy all other races wouldn’t exist w/out black women because african women were the first women to exist on the planet

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  11. pumpkin
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 14:02:26

    and also i think mentioning that black women exist outside the US, talk about Brazil, the caribbean and the common bond we all share is really important. when people think of black women they automatically assume we’re ONLY in the US and they forget that African women were taken from the content and dispersed all throughout the new world. we also have our roots in Africa. People act like black women just fell out of the sky and we have no history, no ties to anywhere else it’s important to broaden that idea by mentioned at least that black women are also rooted elsewhere besides the US and we’re very different, but all have our cultural roots back in Africa.

    A lot of people don’t even know the African influence that is all throughout Brazil. They don’t know that a lot of the mixed people in the caribbean and south america, including dominicans and brazilians come from African women. They’re mixed because of African women.

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  12. pumpkin
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 14:12:44

    and also internet abuse should be documented. I am thinking about doing a documentary myself.

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