Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama.

Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”

Here’s 5 reasons you should watch ‘Dear white People’.

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1. They have a variety of black students with different upbringings, showing diversity within the black community excluding stereotypes.

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2. This film explores cultural appropriation in a light hearted, but factual and straightforward way.

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3. It’s educational in the way that it teaches viewers the importance of discussing race issues openly with other races to find ways to solve inequality.

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4. This film will have you laughing from the beginning all the way to the end. Occasionally hiding your face in shame, when sympathising with misinformed characters.

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5. The title ‘Dear White People’ is bold and provocative. They are practically taunting you to watch it, and you won’t be disappointed once you get the courage to do it.

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Out July 10th at selected cinemas nationwide. Go to to see the list of cinemas where you can watch Dear White People.