Basically a young woman has to come to terms with not only her mother's infidelity, but her racial identity. See this woman's mother had an affair with a Black man and she came from a Jewish family. While it seems the family attempted to avoid the truth, the world didn't seem able to do so.
But when Schwartz was a child, her light-brown skin and curly hair elicited comments from people outside her immediate family circle: At her bat mitzvah, a woman from the synagogue mistook Lacey for an Ethiopian Jew.
When Schwartz questioned her parents, her father showed her a portrait of her Sicilian great-grandfather, whose darker skin seemingly provided an explanation for her own. Schwartz, like everyone around her, bought this story.So I shall find this film on iTunes starting March 31st. The video you see above is the trailer.
That denial allowed her parents to convince themselves that the great-grandfather story was true. Still, Schwartz couldn’t shake that feeling of otherness. When she began attending a more diverse high school, she would get stares from black girls and didn’t understand why. Her parent’s divorce, right before she turned 16, only led to more unanswered questions.