Celebrities Lend Support to Debut of the Short Film “Mulatto Saga”
“So many of us bi-racials feel stuck in the middle in America's often racially divided society.” Juliette Fairley, Writer – Producer, Mulatto Saga
Jasmine Guy was among the celebrities who turned out in support of the recent short film premiere of “ Mulatto Saga” which is airing nationally on television now through September 29th. “Mulatto Saga” will appear on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and the CW TV networks as part of an African American Short Films showcase syndicated by Badami Productions.
Guy, known for starring in the successful Cosby TV Show spinoff, “A Different World”, served as moderator for a Q & A session dealing with the film, interracial relationships and being bi-racial. Halle Berry, Kimora Lee Simmons' perfume company Coty, Celine Dion parfums and Halfbreed Clothing Company sponsored the event.
Guy believes the movie has a message for all people, saying, “We come from all over the world as everybody did that made this country. No matter how the mixtures were made, that is what makes this country strong and that is what makes this country different. For that I’m very proud and I hope it gives that same kind of unification to other people.”
The screening was held at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum, based in Los Angeles, California and is renowned for collecting, preserving, exhibiting and celebrating the unique history and cultural heritage of Americans of African American descent.
The short film,” Mulatto Saga”, is excerpted from a larger 90-page feature film script that is based on a true story about Fairley’s Caucasian French mother, Mauricette, and African American military father James Fairley who met in France during the Nazi occupation and the impact of their interracial relationship on Fairley’s own romantic life.
Larry Earl, Executive Director of the Mayme Clayton Library, said hosting the event and film coincided with the museum’s mission to provide a more complete view of American history. He further said, “I think that when you discuss the African-American experience or the African experience in America, one has to determine the nature of that particularly with regards to relationships between blacks, whites and other people.Continued on the next page