Dear Brown Girl

Based on TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian's photo project turned non-profit organization Brown Girls Do Ballet®, "Dear Brown Girl" is a love letter to brown ballerinas everywhere that aims to encourage and inspire them as they follow their dreams.

  • Keda Rianna Sharber
  • Keda Rianna Sharber
  • TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 27, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Keda Rianna Sharber

Keda Sharber is a Houston-based storyteller who uses film, photo, and written/spoken word to investigate and reveal the beautifully complex truths of her community. Since 2009 she has produced a variety of content including documentaries, web series, short films, fine art photography and written pieces that all share the same goal of shattering stereotypes and rewriting the narrative of Black people.

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Director Statement

“At the heart of what I do is a love for people of diverse backgrounds and the desire to tell our stories in an authentic and meaningful way. I am here to showcase the beautiful complexities of our human experience and place us center stage as the heroes of our own narratives.”