It's time for a change!
Clothed Minds is a documentary focusing on the effects that school dress code policies have on Black girls in the Washington DC public and charter school systems. Based on the report “Dress Coded: Black girls, bodies and bias in DC Schools” from the National Women’s Law Center, this documentary seeks to explore the impacts that strictly enforcing dress codes on Black girls over other races and genders. The harsh punishments were proven to lead to detrimental effects on the girls’ school performance, self-esteem and even the ability to find and maintain work as adults.
Director/Producer, Carletta S. Hurt, is a longtime filmmaker and educator with an extensive background in the DC public and charter school system. Her work can be seen on Urban Movie Channel (UMC) and ASPIRE TV. She is moved by projects that provide the audience with a chance to grow, learn, and ultimately ACT!
Anne Saul is a DP and Gaffer, Educator, Musician, Performance Driver, & Mom from Annapolis Md. She has been working in film for the past 12 years and has had the pleasure to work with many outstanding crews and teams including IKAM Productions, Women in Film and Video DC, GMUTV, Smithsonian Folkways, and Stone Soup.