"Can you imagine not knowing you were black until you became an adult? That’s exactly what happened to Lacey Schwartz, a documentary filmmaker whose newest project 'Little White Lie' is set to premiere this weekend." - Bossip.com
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
"A deeply personal film..." - Aurora Herrera / the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival Blog
Public Radio Exchange
Lacey Schwartz on Conversations with Allan Wolper
The Village Voice
"The real power, though, comes from the film’s nuanced engagement with the most difficult of American discussions about race, family, and identity." - Diana Clarke / The Village Voice
San Jose Mercury News
"'Little White Lie', which receives its world premiere here, is a candid look at race, family secrets and a Jewish woman's determined journey to discover who she really is. I was hooked throughout." - Randy Myers / San Hose Mercury News
The Chicago Tribune
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz chronicles her discovery of her biracial heritage, despite being raised to believe she was white and descended from a "long line of New York Jews."
Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Schwartz‘s seemed like any other Jewish family in Woodstock, N.Y.., except for one thing: mom and dad were obviously white, and their daughter Lacey was obviously not.
"Could you delve into the personal accounts of people you’ve known your whole life? This is exactly what documentary filmmaker, Lacey Schwartz, had to do in order to produce her documentary, Little White Lie." - Rhon Flatts / Columbia Visuals
New Pittsburgh Courier
Little White Lie is the story of Lacey’s quest for answers and the unraveling of a family secret that rocks her sense of identity to the core.
"How a black and Jewish woman spent the first half of her life believing she was white" - Veronica Wells / Madame Noire
New York Jewish Week
The Schwartz‘s seemed like any other Jewish family in Woodstock, N.Y.., except for one thing: mom and dad were obviously white, and their daughter Lacey was obviously not.
The Christian Science Monitor
Schwartz, who is Jewish, believed herself to be the daughter of her parents until she discovered that her real father is an African-American man with whom her mother had an affair.
B'nai B'rith International
Schwartz recently produced “Little White Lie,” a documentary film about her discovery that her biological father was black, a fact that her parents hid from her for decades. Mainstream Judaism in the United States, she says, needs to think about how to become more inclusive.
Lacey Schwartz didn’t set out to be a filmmaker, but a story too personal to ignore dropped in her lap. Little White Lie is her documentary film about her family history, secrets, and ultimately her decision to face—and tell—the truth. - Jenny Levison
New America NYC
Raised with noticeably dark skin within a white, Jewish family, Schwartz uncovers a family secret that leads her on a personal quest to examine the big issues of race, identity, and belonging ...
This provocative, emotionally liberating memoir is a thought-provoking springboard for discussions about race, identity, coming-of-age, and social diversity. — Carol Holzberg
Schwartz has chronicled the discovery of her actual biracial heritage in the documentary Little White Lie
" The world premiere of Lacey Schwartz’s first-person documentary 'Little White Lie', closes the festival with an utterly unique angle on the topic." - Michael Fox / KQED Arts
The secret revealed in the life of Lacey Schwartz, born in 1987 to a white Jewish family in rural upstate New York, where she grew up, is that her biological father was black.
Schwartz, along with co-writing and directing “Little White Lie,” served as executive producer on “Difret".
"Lacey Schwartz's documentary explains how she grew up thinking she was white" - Amanda Bernocco / HNGN
Listen to Lacey's interview with Mid Morning Mojo host Stephanie Renee
"Captivating, entertaining, enlightening, and though-provoking." - Sergio Carmona
"Little White Lie looks to be full of revelatory moments." - Shardae Jobson / Chicago Defender
Bold as Love Magazine
I really want the film to be a tool for conversation and to get people talking about their own stories with friends and also with families. - Lacey Schwartz
KCUR 89.3 FM
“I just think it would be great if we could have a better dialogue between the Jewish community and the black community here in town.” - says Leib Dodell
Lincoln presented the Lincoln Motor Company Audience Award to Lacey Schwartz for her docu-film, Little White Lie
Indeed, it transcended the film’s specific focus and evoked in this viewer thoughts and feelings about my own upbringing. - Don Schwartz