Outside the Box (post-production)
Lacey Schwartz thought she knew who she was. Then she learned differently. At eighteen she discovered that her biological father was not the white man who raised her but a black man with whom her mother had an affair. Suddenly Lacey's Jewish upbringing didn't tell the whole story.
OUTSIDE THE BOX is a about one woman's quest to face the truth, and to see if she can get others to face it with her. At its core, it is a journey of self-discovery about what it means to be Black and Jewish in America, and how to reconcile those two separate identities. Lacey embarks on a journey to revisit her past and confront her family's secret. By encountering countless assumptions and misconceptions about family, race, and religion, Lacey learns that living OUTSIDE THE BOX is complicated in a society that still prefers you check just one.
A courageous film that explores the collision of identity at the intersection of race, religion, class, gender and family secrets, OUTSIDE THE BOX is a catalyst for outreach and discussions among young Jews. The film will resonate with next generation Jews who view themselves as global citizens and who have a comfort blending and switching identities.
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Meet the Characters from OUTSIDE THE BOX