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SOMERVILLE 22–28 Feb, 8pm
JOONDALUP PINES 1–7 March, 7.30pm

 

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SKIN

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Director: Anthony Fabian • 107min • M
In English and Zulu with subtitles

During South Africa's Apartheid era, skin colour was a crucial factor in shaping a person's destiny. Based on a true story, Skin acts as a fascinating study on the absurdities of that system and the problems of racism.

Due to a genetic irregularity Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo), a black-skinned child, is born to Afrikaners Abraham (Sam Neill) and Sannie (Alice Krige). After being expelled from an all-white school, Sandra is legally 'reclassified' from white to black and then later, back again. She finds it more and more difficult to fit into an artificially segregated society for whom she is neither one thing nor the other.

BEST FILM, PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009

AUDIENCE AWARDS, AFI DALLAS, HIGH FALLS AND SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVALS 2009

AUDIENCE AWARD AND JURY PRIZE, LOS ANGELES PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2009




Insightful and informative … a cautionary tale illustrating the complex nature of socially ingrained prejudice. Skin colour shouldn't matter, but there's no denying that it still shapes lives today. EYE FOR EYE  MORE >