Friday, January 26, 2007

A Girl Like Me

I just saw Kiri Davis's eight-minute documentary, and I am stunned. The moment when the little girl is asked to pick the doll that looks like her is one of the most heartbreaking things I think I have ever seen. I showed the film to several of my students, and they were genuinely surprised. I wonder if region and community demographics make a difference.

1 comment:

The Friendly Informer said...

This is not that much different from an experiment done about 30 years ago.

I don't see what's all that wrong with children picking a doll of another color.

As these girls age they will begin to see the good in their own people.