Black Barbie: A Documentary

Everyone has a Barbie story. For filmmaker Lagueria Davis, it started with her 83-year old Aunt Beulah Mae and a question: “Why not make a Barbie that looks like me?” Black Barbie is a personal exploration that tells a thought-provoking story giving voice to the insights and experiences of Beulah Mae Mitchell, who spent 45 years working at Mattel. Upon Mattel’s 1980 release of Black Barbie, the film turns to the intergenerational impact the doll had. 


Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 9:00am
Location: Marquis Main 


Director: Lagueria Davis
Producer: Camilla Hall


Genre: Documentary
Length: 100 minutes
Location: United States
Language: English