Mama Said No White Barbies


Toni, a 12 year old dark skinned African American girl, is uncomfortable with the skin she lives in. She imagines a world where she is beautiful but sees an image entirely different than herself. With the help of her best friend, Toni makes the decision to perm her hair in hopes of getting one step closer to achieving her idea of beauty, all culminating on the evening of the Fourth of July.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
July Winters
Alexis Carrington
Julian Sarin
Stephanie Anuwe

Director: Tiye Amenechi
Writer: Tiye Amenechi
Producers: Satchel Lee, Tiye Amenechi
Cinematographer: Sam Wolff
Editor: Babs Laco