Skin

Skin

Streaming Video - 2011
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Despite being born to white Afrikaner parents (Sam Neill and Alice Krige), Sandra (Oscar? Nominee Sophie Okonedo) has dark skin and African features - an unexpected legacy from her ancestors. Expelled from school and shunned by society, she begins an illicit love affair with Petrus (Tony Kgoroge), a black man. Torn between her family and her heart, Sandra struggles against hardship and racial intolerance, and ultimately triumphs against all odds.
Publisher: [United States] : Entertainment One : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781417233816
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 107 min.)) : sd., col

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Miller1114
Jun 29, 2017

The film was very well done. Heartbreaking story of families broken apart during the apartheid era. The portrayal of the father's denial was very well written. There are so few stories about mixed families during that era in history.

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nihonjin09
Oct 15, 2013

Story of my life (almost) :) same sort of situation anyway...it really is hard. The skin bleaching scene really hit a chord with me. I remember when people made me feel that way, like something was wrong with my skin color.

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history1970
Jun 03, 2013

Thought-provoking & touching. Very well-done.

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nhoj
Apr 23, 2012

A compelling true story. A black child is born to white parents(atavism) in apartheid era South Africa. He fights the courts to have her classified as white and eventually wins - at costs to family life. Estranged by white society the daughter lives with the blacks but now wants to be reclassified as black creating it's own set of problems.
The movie creates a lot of empathy for the girl whereas the father becomes obsessed with her "whiteness" and destroys the family.

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HereHere
Feb 27, 2012

This is an interesting view of personal and racial politics in South Africa based on the true story of a daughter born to white africaners with black genes. This is really worth watching.

dollfacecrafter Nov 09, 2011

I loved this movie, very good performances by all, you feel for Sandra and the injustices of this world.

nutty7688 May 28, 2011

Loved this movie, about an African female, born to White Parents. She has a hard time in life, being accepted as a white female. Was reclassified as white, then had a harder time in life.

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