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Memoirs of a Black Girl – Q & A with The Boston Globe
February 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Join The Boston Globe‘s Black History Month Film Festival in a virtual screening and discussion of Thato Mwosa’s (WSS, June 2017) first narrative feature, Memoirs of a Black Girl.
Memoirs of a Black Girl is a Coming-of-Age feature drama that explores the lives of diverse urban students in an underserved High School in Roxbury, MA. The protagonist, Aisha Johnson, a young black girl who epitomizes “black girl magic,” is one of four city-wide finalists for a prestigious college scholarship. In order to win the award, Aisha must outperform the other candidates. Under normal circumstances, these things would prove easy for Aisha, whose academic history has shown nothing but excellence. But these aren’t normal circumstances. Aisha’s world is turned upside down when she reports on the school’s resident “it girls,” for smoking weed in the bathroom at school. Aisha is targeted for being a “snitch.” She must learn not only to navigate the challenging obstacles but to survive while keeping her eyes on the prize.