Black Barbie (Animation)
(2016) (Ghana)

Screening Block B, Thurs 4/20 @ 7PM

Black Barbie is a poetry animation that explores the filmmakers experience with skin bleaching growing up as a child.



Directed by Comfort Arthur, written by Comfort Arthur

Comfort Arthur is a British Born Ghanaian who gained a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design at Central St Martins and a Masters degree in Animation at the Royal College of Arts. In 2012 she moved to Ghana and now works as a freelance editor, illustrator, Graphic Designer and animator. She has worked on several award winning films in Ghana. In 2015 her short animation film The Peculiar Life of a Spider was nominated at the Ghana Movie Awards and Africa Movie Academy Awards . In addition, she has won numerous awards for her short animation film “Imagine”which won best Animation 2016. Her latest film Black Barbie recently won Best Poetry film at the Real Time festival 2016 and Best Animation at Ghana Movie Awards 2016.

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