Dir. Lacey Schwartz (65min, USA, 2014)

What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? Lacey Schwartz, who tells her remarkable story, grew up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin.

At the age of 18, a freshman at Georgetown University, she finally learned the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney. The family secret can stay hidden no longer as she begins her quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life.

Co-presented by The Documentary Center at GWUGW Feminist Student UnionJews United for Justice and Gather The Jews.

Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD


Wednesday, February 25, 7:15 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Speaker & Events
Director Lacey Schwartz in conversation following the screenings.
LaceySchwartzLacey Schwartz is the CEO of Truth Aid. She is a director/producer and outreach strategist who has worked with a variety of production companies, organizations and networks, including MTV, BET,, NASCAR and Be’chol Lashon. She also Executive Produced the narrative film Difret which won audience awards at the 2014 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals.

Lacey has a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the NYS Bar.

“Schwartz’ transformation into a confident and aware woman is a sight to behold and makes Little White Lie one of the best documentaries of the year.” – Bold As Love