Last night Allie Is Wired attended the premiere screening of the short film Mulatto Saga which is set to air on television all over the U.S.
The screening, which took place at the Mayme Clayton Museum in Los Angeles, was followed by a lively Q&A discussion moderated by Jasmine Guy.
Guy, who is best known for her starring role on the show “A Different World,” led the discussion after the film and spoke about her own experiences as someone of mixed descent.
“I celebrate my diversity as someone who speaks several languages. Having a voice in dance, acting, music and directing just gives me an entree to travel more freely to miraculous places,” said Guy.
The film is about a “woman who is about to marry the love of her life until she finds out that society at large and her fiancée’s parents don’t approve because her father is black and her mother is white.”
The short film and it’s sequel Juliette Fairley’s Mulatto’s Dilemma embodies the taboo subject of interracial relationships and more importantly the experiences of the Mulatto (an individual of black and white heritage).
These films are the product of Juliette Fairley, who has based them on her own personal experiences as a woman with a black father and a white mother.
“I am creating the content that reflects the interracial family I was raised in because I believe there are plenty other bi-racial people out there who want to see their mixed race stories on TV and film as much as I do,” said Fairley.
Mulatto Saga was directed by Spike Lee‘s assistant director Michael Pinckney and is based on the stage play directed by Charles Burnett. The film stars Juliette Fairley, Cassidy Knight, Kaylee Souther and Yacine Simpore.
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Currently Fairley is casting for her third short film entitled Juliette Fairley’s Diary of a Mulatto Bride and is raising funds for it at Indiegogo.com.
For information on where and when to view the film check out the syndicator’s website at Badamitv.com/nowplaying.
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