Film Rental

Memoirs of a Black Girl

Available to view 12 am on June 17 through 12 am on June 19.


Directed by Thato Mwosa (USA, 2021, 77 min.) Digital.

This coming-of-age film tells the story of an astute and ambitious student named Aisha Johnson as one of the finalists for the coveted Conrad Scholarship. Aisha’s goal is to earn the top prize, but one day when Aisha tries to do the right thing, her life turns upside down, which jeopardizes her future. Aisha must learn to navigate life at home, in school, and on the unforgiving streets of Roxbury.

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Filmmaker Q and A

A prerecorded video Q and A is included with this film rental.

Preceded by a Short Film


Directed by Jennifer Shaw (USA, 2020, 11 min.) Digital.

After multiple encounters with her bully and a little academic inspiration, an African American teen girl finally stands up for herself against classmates that question her cultural identity.


Rent 3 or more films in one transaction and get a $1 discount on each film.

Film Rental Information

This film cannot be rented outside the United States and is available to watch only during the period specified. Once rented, the film may be viewed on the Video Content page.