Brooklyn Filmmaker Debuts “Black Dolls” Documentary

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Growing up in a predominantly white community, Samantha Knowles, now 22, was always asked why she had black dolls by her friends. As a student at Dartmouth College, Knowles decided to honor her inanimate childhood companions in a documentary film which discusses the significance of African American dolls in the black community through interviews with doll makers and historians. ” Why Do You Have Black Dolls,” which has already been picked up by various film festivals, will be screened tonight at at the Ingersoll Community Center in Brooklyn. Read more at

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