NYC Young Black Professionals- Weekly Listings

09 June 2009

SKIN film Screening

When: Tuesday, June 16th
Where: The National Black Theater
located at 2031-33 National Black Theatre Way
Fifth Avenue (Btwn 125th & 126th Streets)
More info call 347-581-5016
Damage: $15 in advance and $20 at the door
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(the membership discount will be honored, even if you haven't recieved your card yet!)

ImageNation invites you to a night of film, music, discussion and cocktails at an advance screening of ... SKIN

a film by Anthony Fabian and starring Sophie Okonedo

SKIN is a dramatic feature based on the true life story of Sandra Laing. Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their Black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra's mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as their 'white' little girl.

Evetually, Sandra realizes that she will never be accepted in white society. She falls in love with a Black man, is disowned by her family, and leaves home to her life, for the first time, as a black woman in South Africa - with no running water, no sanitation, and little income.

SKIN examines race, identity and power, through a story of family, forgiveness and the triumph of the human spirit.

1 comment:

Lan said...

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