Short Film / Documentary Award for 2010 - Shadeism

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This documentary short is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young women within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian Diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young women and 1 little girl - all females of color - the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, 'Shadeism' explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as women of color, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion.

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Nykeshia's picture

I was so moved by this I had to place it on my facebook page!! Thanks for sharing this doc.

Fiber-Girl's picture

Thanks for sending this link in the newsletter. It is something that I have experienced everywhere I go, within, my family, from people who say not to get to dark to my face, being called a brownie to my face, and other bigoted shadeism behaviors.