Fair? – A documentary about skin colour in India

Set in the bustling city of Kolkata, this documentary explores the phenomenon of ‘fairness’ or becoming lighter skinned. Talking to actors, children, dentists, drivers, beauticians and housewives about skin colour – Dia, a dark skinned girl hopes to fully understand what being ‘fair’ means in 21st century India.

Fair or Not? – The Snow White Complex

Fair or not - The snow white complex

This is a short documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures. You will see from this film that Africans (black people) are not the only ones who suffer from shadeism within their community and without. Some of the topics covered include skin colour preferences in relation to class/culture, the […]

Nomasonto “Mshoza” Mnisi – what were you thinking?


This is a video interview featuring Soweto-born singer, Nomasonto Mnisi, commonly known as Mshoza. In this interview Mshoza talks openly about bleaching her skin and admits she wants to be as white as Christina Aguilera. Mshoza wants to “look more white” because she truly believes its something that will make her happy. Watch part two In […]

Shadeism – we’re still fighting it


By know you should know we have no truck with shadeism. Don’t allow it to divide us. 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. It looks specifically at how it affects young women within the African, Caribbean, […]