You’re Beautiful (directed by Lolade Leigh-Thompson, 2012)
Canadian producer/director Lolade Leigh-Thompson and her amazing cast appeared before an enthusiastic audience at the Pan-African film festival in Los Angeles (Feb, 2012) and wowed everyone with their poise and pleasure in this work.
The message is simple – self-esteem for kids is sometimes hard-won. Overcoming some disfigurement, standing up to bullying, and being loyal to friends might trump what else might be on the middle-school curriculum. You simply can’t learn much if you feel badly about yourself, or what you did or didn’t do for a friend, until you learn to love yourself and others. It can’t be said too often, kids: “You’re beautiful.”
The director, Lolade Leigh-Thompson, sets a fine example for the cast and young audience, bringing out this work.
Enjoy the film, and an interview of the cast on YouTube: