The Light Girls documentary shares untold experiences of lighter-skinned women, and dives deep into the discussion of skin color, preference, privilege, pain and prejudice.



Created by Bill Duke, the creator and director of the critically acclaimed “Dark Girls”, the Light Girls documentary unravels the lost pages of history to find the origins of colorism, racial self-hatred and the ideal standards of beauty.

Light Girls takes the viewers on a journey through time and story, seeking to both heal and unite light and dark women from all walks of life throughout the world.

The documentary features interviews with Russell Simmons, Soledad O'Brien, Diahann Carroll, India Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Michaela Angela Davis, Kym Whitley, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and more.

 

Light Girls premieres Monday, January 19th at 9 | 8 central on OWN.