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Little White Lie: DVD + Truth Circle Game from Lacey Schwartz


The ultimate version of the documentary Little White Lie, a personal story about dual identity and family secrets, along with the Truth Circle Game.

What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ own stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.

Created with the goal of driving deep discussions following screenings of Little White Lie, the Truth Circle Game is an interactive card game that uses a narrative-based approach to engage with key themes from the film, including complex racial identities, family dynamics, and personal truth. A semi-structured conversation shaped by participants, the game requires one designated facilitator and two or more participants.  

Details & Dimensions

Includes a DVD with the full version of the film, plus the Truth Circle Game. 

The Game deck includes a set of cards, a booklet, a tuck box, and a corresponding discussion guide.

Please note, this version of the film cannot be used for any educational or institutional screenings. For those purposes, you must order an educational/institutional version, which comes with Public Performance Rights, and can be purchased

To learn more about the film and supplementary resources, please click here.  

About the Artist

Lacey Schwartz is a media and outreach director/writer/producer with experience working with a variety of companies and nonprofit organizations. Her latest venture is Truth Aid, an organization that produces multimedia content about social barriers to well-being and translates research into action. Truth Aid’s most recent projects are Difret, a narrative feature film based on a true story about female abduction and forced marriage, and Little White Lie, Lacey's personal documentary about dual identity and family secrets. Lacey is a member of the Reboot Network.

Created by The Reboot Network

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