Producer of “Dear White People” Visits the Bunche Center

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This last Thursday, I was given the opportunity to attend an info session with up-and-coming director Justin Simien and the talented producer/writer Lena Waithe at the Ralph J. Bunche Library. I was fairly excited to meet the masterminds behind the highly anticipated film, “Dear White People,” to hear them speak about their motivations for creating the project, and what sort …

“Dear White People” Filmed at UCLA

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  Justin Simien’s directorial debut, “Dear White People,” is a satirical film that focuses on the college experiences of four African American students at a fictional, predominately White “Manchester University,” and that has been making quite a splash at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Simien initially began promoting the film last summer through a brief three-minute concept trailer attached with …