LACEY SCHWART | LITTLE WHITE LIE
RELEASED MARCH 2nd 2015 I 88 MIN
Little White Lie will air on Independent Lens in March 2015. Little White Lie is a documentary which traces Lacey’s upbringing in a white Jewish family, discovery at eighteen that her biological father is Black and personal exploration of her mixed-race identity. For more info on the film, check out www.outsidetheboxfilm.com. For many people their parents serve as a mirror in the formation of their identity. Similarly Lacey was born to two white Jewish parents and therefore thought she was white and Jewish, despite looking different from them. At the age of eighteen she found out why – her biological father was not the white Jewish man who raised her, but a black man with whom her mother had an affair. Following this revelation, Lacey lived the next ten years of her life trying to come to terms with her own identity and race without openly discussing either with anyone in her family. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, the power of denial, and the redemption of moving past them.