Photo courtesy of Lacey Schwartz. OAKLAND—On August 18, the East Bay Community Center will host a screening of Little White Lie, a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption. Director Lacey Schwartz tells her story of growing up in a typical middle-class Jewish household in upstate New York with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity. Despite the open questions about her dark skin, she believes her family’s explanation of having a Sicilian grandfather until she discovers that her biological father is a black man with whom her mother had an affair. Over the course of the film. Lacey pieces together her family history and her dual identity. Sunday, August 18, 2:00 pm-3:45pm. East Bay Community Space 507 55th Street Oakland, CA 94609
Free event, donations welcome. RSVP: re-presentmedia.org. A dialogue with Schwartz will follow the film. For more information, contact Jennifer Crystal Chien, Director, Re-Present Media, 510-301-6923, email@example.com.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.