Coffee Colored Children

Director: Ngozi A. Onwurah
Country: Nigeria
Year: 1988
Running Time: 15 min.
Language: English

This lyrical, unsettling film conveys the experience of children of mixed racial heritage. After suffering the aggression of racial harassment, a young girl and her brother attempt to wash their skin white with scouring powder. Starkly emotional and visually compelling, this semi-autobiographical testimony to the profound internalized effects of racism and the struggle for self-definition and pride is a powerful catalyst for discussion.