Woke Up Black | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only


Rated NR · 56 minutes

Mary Morten's documentary focuses on five African-American college students, all from the Chicago area, whose candid conversation reveals the challenges they face: poverty, drugs, street gangs, splintered families, negative media stereotypes, self-doubt, and the low expectations of a racially divided society. One woman is an engineering major from the suburbs who's used to functioning in a mostly white environment. The other four are inner-city kids: an ex-con working as a community organizer, an honors student raised by a gay male couple after years in foster care, a business student homesick during her first year away at school, and a self-identified "genderqueer" whose adoptive parents take pride in her accomplishments but disapprove of her sexuality.

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Woke Up Black


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.