BLACK LIKE ME
Based on the novel by John Howard Griffin
Adapted and Directed by Monty Cole
Imagine a white man dyes his skin to become “black enough” to pass as African American. He writes a journal of his experiences “as a black man” in the South in 1959, and publishes it to great acclaim. This actually happened. 60 years later, we tackle this material from the inside, wrestling and responding in real time to the story, interrogating the difference between allyship and appropriation. The result is Black Like Me.
Retold. Reexamined. Reclaimed.