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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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