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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Skin Deep

Sadly, the tendency to judge others by the color of their skin still runs rampant around the world. This documentary bridges the scientific with the social, presenting new research conducted by leading scientists that illustrates how and why variations in skin pigmentation occur.
September 29, 2010


Sadly, the tendency to judge others by the color of their skin still runs rampant around the world. This documentary bridges the scientific with the social, presenting new research conducted by leading scientists that illustrates how and why variations in skin pigmentation occur. While in the past, science may’ve unwittingly contributed to issues of race by classifying individuals according to skin color, new findings, as seen in Skin Deep, are pointing towards information that will not only be critical for our survival as a species, but for our understanding of each other and our environments.
Partners: Electric Pictures, DocLab Srl, Screen Australia, ScreenWest, Lottery West, ARTE France; distributed through ABC Commercial
Length: 52 minutes
Aired: 2010
Rights available: Worldwide excluding France, German-speaking territories, Italy, Sweden

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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