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ITEM#: 13315968

A dark-skinned girl born to white South African parents attempts to explore her identity in the era of apartheid as her government, her parents, and society as a whole struggle with what it means to be a black child of Caucasian descent in a nation deeply divided by race. The year is 1955. Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo) has just been born to a pair of white Afrikaner parents, her brown skin and curly hair the surprising result of genetic throwback. As the government's rigid apartheid system struggles with whether to classify Sandra as white or black, the young girl and her parents gradually realize that the complications they face due to her appearance run deep and wide. Sandra lives in a society where the color of your skin determines the outcome of your life, and though she is eventually granted admission to an all-white school, she suffers endless torment from her intolerant classmates. Her father, Abraham (Sam Neill), is having a particularly difficult time accepting his daughter. Despite the fact that tests indicate he is her biological father, the neighbors constantly whisper behind their backs. And while Sandra's mother (Alice Krige) does her best to provide her daughter with understanding and emotional support, those consolations come at a high price for both mother and daughter. Her parents believe it's their daughter's birthright that she live as a white woman, though only after she grows up and falls in love with a black man will the conflicted Sandra finally find the strength to embrace her true identity as an African woman.

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UPC 741952684794
Studio Koch Entertainment
Format DVD
Genre Drama
Rating Parental Guidance 13+
Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
Weight 0.2 lbs
Stars Sam Neill, Sophie Okonedo, Tony Kgoroge, Alice Krige, Ella Ramangwane
Directors Anthony Fabian
Country of Origin United States

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  • shopalkie

    I actually watched this movie on Netflix, and let me tell you, it even depicts the prejudice w/in families. I had to get this for my best friend dad's, because he loves nonfictional movies. i would buy it as a present again. Anyone who wants to watch the dynamics of an interracial family (well acutally your would be surprised) will love this - the love, the heartache, the reality.

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  • Skin

    Good movie to watch but for adults only. Not for kids under the age of 15, only my opinion.

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  • Wonderful Movie!

    Great movie, the whole family should watch this movie. Is shows how in some cultures the color of your skin is very important.

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