Black Barbie: A Documentary

Lagueria Davis, USA 2023, 100’
Polish premiere
Against All Enemies Break the Game

Based on the story of the director’s aunt, who spent most of her professional life at Mattel, Black Barbie skillfully and subtly examines the world's most famous doll in the context of race. The documentary perfectly complements Greta Gerwig's feature.

‘Black Barbie’ Review: Witty and Weighty Doc Dives Into the History of the 1980s Doll (Variety)

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Lagueria Davis

Hailing from Forth Worth, Texas, the screenwriter and director studied the quite practical field of electrical engineering. Her first industry job was assisting on the production of Terrence Malick 's To the Wonder, and later worked on August: Osage County. Lagueria caught the cinematic bug and subsequently worked with writers on the The L Word seriesand made many pilots and short films. Black Barbie. A Documentary premiered at the SXSW festival.


2015 Parking (short)

2017 The Exchange (TV Series)

2019 Light in Dark Places (short)

2023 Czarna Barbie / Black Barbie. A Documentary

Cast & Crew

director Lagueria Davis
screenplay Lagueria Davis
cinematography Sara Garth
editing Heidi Zimmerman
music Esin Aydingoz
producer Lagueria Davis, Aaliyah Williams
production Just A Rebel, Lady & Bird Films, LinLay Productions, Lovely Day Films
sales the film collaborative
language English
coloration colour
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