Join the discussion of 'MEMOIRS OF A BLACK GIRL' with filmmaker (and WIFVNE Board member) Thato Mwosa, lead actress Khai Tyler, Cinematographer John ADekoje, consulting producer (and WIFVNE member) Jessica Estelle Huggins, and the Globe's Dasia Moore on Monday, February 8th at 12:00pm EST.
To join the virtual Black History Month Film Festival Screening, please visit: https://memoirsofablackgirl.splashthat.com/
Memoirs of a Black Girl is a Coming-of-Age feature drama that explores the lives of diverse urban students in an underserved High School in Roxbury, MA. The protagonist, Aisha Johnson, a young black girl who epitomizes “black girl magic,” is one of four city-wide finalists for a prestigious college scholarship. In order to win the award, Aisha must outperform the other candidates. Under normal circumstances, these things would prove easy for Aisha, whose academic history has shown nothing but excellence. But these aren’t normal circumstances. Aisha’s world is turned upside down when she reports on the school’s resident “it girls,” for smoking weed in the bathroom at school. Aisha is targeted for being a “snitch.” She must learn not only to navigate the challenging obstacles but to survive while keeping her eyes on the prize.