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Black Barbie: A Documentary

  • Lagueria Davis, Director
  • Camilla Hall & Lagueria Davis, Producer

African-American woman, Beulah Mae Mitchell, sits in front of the camera.

About the Project

Behind the rise of the iconic Barbie doll, came a twenty-one-year struggle to see the first Black Barbie. Filmmaker Lagueria Davis uncovers a hidden, emblematic struggle for representation for Black women and girls. The film will reveal how inclusivity has often only been implemented to generate profits and how that impacts the lives of Black women and girls.. BLACK BARBIE: A DOCUMENTARY charts the rise of the most iconic girl toy brand of all time through the eyes of Davis' aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell, who spent 45 years working at Mattel.