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Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend To-Do List: Watch "Skin" Starring Sophie Okonedo (Now Out On DVD)

Written By: MIM!Skin is one of the most moving stories to emerge from apartheid South Africa: Sandra Laing is a black child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their ‘‘white’’ little girl. But at the age of ten, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra’s thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world—and triumphs against all odds. Watch the trailer below, and catch it on DVD now.

SKIN Trailer from Sandra Laing on Vimeo.

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Natalia said...

I LOVE/HATED this movie! Definitely a must buy.

Myne Whitman said...

Been waiting for this, netflix here I come.

MIMI Magazine said...

@Myne, did the same thing and watching it this weekend (hooray for Netflix)!

Anonymous said...

The Love/Hate description of this movie is quite spot on.