Panel + Conversation
Writer and Director Lacey Schwartz discusses her autobiographical documentary “Little White Lie,” about her experience growing up believing she was white. Following a screening, she spoke with festival director Tom Hall about making the film, family secrets and her own dual identity.
Recorded Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Glenfield Middle School
- New Montclair resident and documentary director Lacey Schwartz discusses coming out of the “racial closet” and her struggle to integrate her two identities: black and Jewish.
- Director Lacey Schwartz explains that her film has a larger goal: to inspire and encourage conversations among viewers about some of the issues raised in her film, from family secrets to racial and religious identity.
- Following the screening of her documentary and a discussion with MFF’s Tom Hall, Lacey Schwartz answers a question from the audience. What’s the state of her dual identities now, after having made this film? Are they still in conflict?