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(In)Visible Portraits

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Black women explore, challenge life-shaping ideas.

Movie NR 2020 92 minutes
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After a slow start, this documentary goes deep. In about the first third of (In)Visible Portraits, director Oge Egbuonu gives the audience a download of information about the history of Black women in the American imagination. Then the film picks up as women and girls express the emotional realities of living as a Black woman -- from salvaging their own dignity to protecting their children. Viewers may feel righteous anger about some of the material presented, but the overall message is one of hope.

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