Dark Girls, a documentary to be released Fall/Winter 2011, takes a a look at the challenges faced by dark skinned black women in the USA today.

A short preview has been posted on Vimeo, featuring interviews and a particularly saddening school test, where a small girl is asked about skin tone and intelligence.

The film is being directed by Bill Duke, the 80s action star of box office hits like Predator and Commando. Apparently he’s quite the humanist, doing stuff for the inner city youth and the United Nations. (via Gawker, Black Snob)