Mixed Race Identities: Little White Lie

By Re-Present Media (other events)

Sunday, August 18 2019 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Lacey Schwartz tells her story of growing up in a typical middle-class Jewish household in upstate New York with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity. Despite the open questions about her dark skin, she believes her family’s explanation of having a Sicilian grandfather until she discovers that her biological father is a black man with whom her mother had an affair. Lacey pieces together her family history and her dual identity in this personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption

A dialogue with Director Lacey Schwartz will follow the film.