BET and My Black Is Beautiful Present Imagine a Future

Tune in on Friday, July 5 for this two-part documentary about self-discovery.

Posted: 07/03/2013 05:09 PM EDT

On Friday, July 5, 2013, BET and My Black Is Beautiful will present the premiere of Imagine a Future, a powerful documentary that follows Janet Goldsboro, an African-American teen from Delaware who travels to South Africa on a journey of self-acceptance and self-discovery. As she digs deeper into her roots, she also explores historical and contemporary beauty and the self-esteem challenges faced by many Black women. The documentary also features the likes of Gabourey Sidibe, Michaela Angela Davis, Gabrielle Douglas, Tatyana Ali and Melissa Harris-Perry — all of whom give their own unique perspectives. This documentary challenges viewers to change the conversation by re-thinking and re-imagining standards of beauty.

Following the premiere of Imagine a Future, BET will air Girl Talk, a summit-style beauty discussion featuring Imagine a Future star Janet Goldsboro, the documentary director and producer team and African-American female leaders.

Tune in on July 5 for the premiere of Imagine a Future at 10P/9C and Girl Talk at 10:30P/9:30C.