Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was the daughter of White, Jewish parents. It wasn’t until a university labeled her as Black that she decided to explore the doubts she’s always had about her race.
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"LWL is...unique in that Schwartz’s belief in her Whiteness was affirmed by her entire community.... The film stands in revealing contrast to a larger body of mixed-race narratives [in] which...someone knows they are mixed and passes as White.... Schwartz’s documentary instead focuses on the nature of family secrets and how the white lie... remained intact for so long." - Chase Quinn, Vanity Fair. 3.5 stars