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Little white lie / Truth Aid presents ; producer and co-writer, Mehrt Mandefro; written, directed and produced by Lacey Schwartz.

Schwartz, Lacey, 1977- (screenwriter,, director,, film producer.). Mandefro, Mehret, (film producer,, screenwriter.). Adolphus, James, (director of photography.). Bostic, Kathryn, (composer.). Truth Aid Media, (presenter.). OTB Productions, LLC, (production company,, publisher.). Independent Television Service, (production company.).
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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD 305.8 LITTLE (Text) 37500004153603 Movies Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (66 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : OTB Productions LLC, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2014.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Written, produced & directed by Lacey Schwartz ; producer & co-writer, Mehret Mandefro ; co-director & director of photography, James Adolphus ; editors, Toby Shimin, Erik Dugger ; music by Kathryn Bostic ; senior creative advisor, Michelle Ferrari ; creative advisors, Stanley Nelson, Sam Pollard [and 2 others].
Summary, etc.:
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity -- despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. At age of 18, she finally confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair. Afraid of losing her relationship with her parents, Lacey doesn't openly acknowledge her newly discovered black identity with her white family. When her biological father dies shortly before Lacey's 30th birthday, the family secret can stay hidden no longer. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0, stereo.
Language Note:
Closed captioned.
Subject: Schwartz, Lacey, 1977-
Race awareness.
African Americans > Race identity.
Whites > Race identity.
Jews > Identity.
Genre: Documentary films.
Autobiographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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