I am pleased to announce the UK Charity Premiere of SKIN, to benefit FilmAid (www.filmaid.org) - a charity which brings wonderful films to war-torn regions of the world, providing a few hours of respite from their daily struggles. They also train people to make their own films and document their experiences.
I believe this film and charity align themselves perfectly with the aims of i-peace, and hope you will do your utmost to promote this event. Tickets are currently on sale through ticketmaster and are £25.00.
The event will be attended by a host of celebrities and the stars of the film, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A.
You will find all the details here: http://projects.pearlfisher.com/skintickets/index.html
Starring Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige
2nd July, 2009
Doors Open 6:15 – Screening 7:15 pm
Odeon West End, Leicester Square
“A measured and harrowing central performance from Sophie Okonedo...
Her anguish lingers long after the credits roll.” - Mike Goodridge, Screen Daily
“Emotionally mesmerizing. Unmissable.” - Chrissy Iley, writer, Sunday Times
SKIN is based on the extraordinary true story of Sandra Laing – a black child born in 1950s South Africa to white Afrikaner parents, unaware of their black ancestry. Abraham and Sannie Laing are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community. They lovingly bring Sandra up as their ‘white’ little girl. But at the age of ten, she is expelled from school and 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.
World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival
Audience Award - AFI Dallas International Film Festival
Audience & Jury Favorite Awards. Pan-African Film Festival, Los Angeles
Jury Award, Best Feature – Palm Beach International Film Festival
Audience Choice Award - Santa Barbara International Film Festivall
Audience Award, Rochester High Falls International Film Festival
Time for Peace First Film Award (judged by 25 UN Ambassadors)
An Elysian Films, Bard Entertainments, Moonlighting Films Production
Directed by Anthony Fabian
Written by Helen Crawley, Jessie Keyt, Helena Kriel
Produced by Anthony Fabian, Genevieve Hofmeyr, Margaret Matheson
Directors of Photography Dewald Aukema sasc, Jonathan Partridge
Edited by St. John O’Rorke
Running time 107 minutes
See the trailer on i-peace and more details here: www.skinthemovie.net