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Comment by Deborah Ivy Thorsos on May 23, 2009 at 2:48am
This seems like it would be a good and inspiring movie. Racism not only effects skin color, but people with differering abilities and conditions as well. Human diversity in all forms anhances humanity with different cultures and talents. This can lead to amazing discoveries and make the world more interesting and is suppost to enhance communities as well.
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Comment by Stephanie Slade on May 22, 2009 at 8:18pm
Very good subject and provacative trailer. Where is your film going to be seen?
I am working on a short film set in the Jamaican community of Oakland, CA.
Check my promo...I am working on the final trailer and sweetening now planning to release this summer
without a box on Amazon. I want to know how you will market your film.
Comment by Harold Tookenay on May 22, 2009 at 4:41pm
I'm looking forwrd to seeing this somewhere in Canada...up un northwestern Ontario, Canada. There are still racist attitudes and prejudism we still face up here. Just last week a young boy's hair was cut-off by as memmer of a school staff in Thunder Bay, Ontario. And they, the school board, will not do anything about it. Not will there be prosecutions. by the courts. The young boy will remember this act for the rest of his life. The young boy in question was a "Grass dancer" and long hair in my culture is a sacred thing...and for another human being to tamper with an individual sacredness is spirituaslly traumatizing. .It is this one act...this one movie that reminds us of the racist attitudes we still need to deal with. But at the same time, I am bolstered by the good people out there working for the goodness of humanity. friends.
Comment by Pablo Flores on May 22, 2009 at 3:34pm
It`s look a superb and beautiful film, I hope that comes to Central America to have the opportunity to show us the strenght of a human being against a "written destiny". We, in this part of the world, are strugling against the other type of racism: rich - poor, educated - illiterated and right - left. And in one of the most natural blessed countries in the planet, Guatemala, the violence and segregation are unbearable. And in the most of the countries the corruption of the narco activity is a real danger.

And, thanks to mshenqu for the review.

Comment by papaed on May 22, 2009 at 2:34pm
A great trailer, filled with passion, emotional hooks.... appears to be a wonderful, heart-filled exploration of the race issue. And, based on a true story!

Although the laws are not so askew in America now, there are still signs of the divide all around. I feel the resentment and judgement of blacks against whites almost every day. The hatred and prejudice this movie exhibits, and that Sandra Laing lived with, will have repercussions for generations all around the world.

Thanks for sharing this.

Comment by mshengu on May 22, 2009 at 12:01pm
johannesburg craigslist > rants & raves

Aftermath of ... "Skin" ... the Sandra Laing story ... A Review
(South Africa - as a whole ...)

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Date: 2009-04-18, 12:56PM SAST

Aftermath of ... "Skin" ... the Sandra Laing story ... A Review ...

I saw the emotive movie "Skin" last night 4/17/09 (part of Filmfest DC) full of misconstrued love and misguided angst - which really took me home in a BIG way ... sigh ...

The setting is of a very conservative Boere couple/family who gave birth to an almost black child and the trials and tribulations they faced - no to mention what was imparted onto Sandra - her struggle and how her life was being determined by ridiculous laws governing one's birthright and acceptance of being "classified" as “white” South African citizens - or being denied citizenship - the right to vote or have a say in one's dispensation - all under the guise of Christianity ...

Being eau fait with the story - as it unfolded in the sensationalist tabloids back home (circa: 1965 - 1984) and seeing the rest of Sandra's troubled life being played out on the silver screen - albeit 12,000 km across the world from the Eastern Transvaal - the unnecessary conflicts her unenlightened openly racist family helped cause - jolted me back to just how messed-up my country and how stupid the draconian laws defying the simplicity of that which is - should be regarded and accepted as purely human in nature can be wrenched apart … torn asunder..

As is commonplace with South Africa - Sandra's whole life-story being devoid of any compassion - is just a mere fragment of many much more grandiose tragedies filled with disruption, pain and suffering - human misery ... agony … pathos and death that came out of Africa - and actually is/was and will be for generations to come. This only goes to prove just how fucked-up South Africa really was ... all in the vain attempt of trying to uphold the "pure" ethnic strain of "whiteness" ... the "God-Given" status quo - for only the white man was created in God's sublime image.

Sitting - sobbing throughout the movie - set in my mother's birthplace and childhood homes - gave me a private insight to this one - of many sad/sorrowful annuls of South Africa's ignoble past.

The South African friends I went with, wanted to chat about the movie - whereas I was too torn up inside to proffer any comment. Their comments and the way the conversation kept going - really showed me just how out of touch SA'ns abroad really are (in my book) - even though they (of various ethnic backgrounds) go home much more than I have ever done ... In short, the stark reality of just how separated I am from most of my fellow SA'ns abroad hit me like a ton of bricks - knocking the stuffing out of me ...

Our troubled past should be so apparent/obvious that we would naturally come together in that common thread that keeps us in touch with the humility and humanity ... of being one with the landmass of Africa ... the world ... the cosmos ...

Intellectualizing SA's past brings one to the stark reality that there are very different aspects of South Africa ... open to interpretation - that one feels speechless - for fear of making oneself sound absurd or as one's bloodshot eyes fill with a fiery glaze - one would naturally appear insane ... best not tangled with!

I came away from the movie and my fellow South Africans feeling so disconnected with fellow SA'ns - that I actually felt so alone ... as much of what I hear and see in various situations is so double-sided/foreign ... confusing and conflicting ... sigh ...

In short, I see a dwindling commonality between many of my fellow SA'ns abroad and myself.

Quite honestly ... I should have watched this movie with someone more closely connected with the failings and suffering of humanity ... not from an intellectual approach.

With so much reality - laying blatantly exposed before
Comment by Gordon J Millar ~ The Global We on May 22, 2009 at 8:56am
Saw Tony's film in London ~ this powerful epic is a MUST SEE!


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Comment by leia stallard on May 1, 2009 at 11:48am
what a strange place we all have come too!It seems now that no one will tolerate this kind of segregation anymore! never has made any sense....
Comment by Gordon J Millar ~ The Global We on April 29, 2009 at 11:14am
Please go to the director's page to see the latest blogs about the movie!

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