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Skin (I) (2008)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  24 July 2009 (UK)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Abraham Laing: There once was a girl who lived in a shop, who'd only eat her mismatched socks, until one day along came a lion and gobbled her up in just 2 hops.
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Skin Overview
28 October 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film follows the tragic story about a girl named Sandra Laing attempting to define who she is as a person during the repressive time of apartheid. Born into a white family, yet having a dark skin tone, commonly referred to scientifically as polygenetic inheritance, Sandra is constantly questioning her sense of identity and belonging amongst people that, supposedly, love her. The film powerfully encapsulates this woman's struggle throughout her arduous life, and as a viewer leaves you inspired by her courage and effort to simply live a happy and liberated life. In essence, it's a tragic yet inspiring story that should be heard and acknowledged by all people.


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