This short TV documentary is an introduction to the issue of “Shadeism”, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young women within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young women and 1 little girl – all females of colour – the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each.
FYI: Shadeism screened opening night of the Regent Park Film Festival, which closes tomorrow – Nov. 6th.
Film by Toronto’s own, and Remix Project graduate, Nayani Vathsaladevi-Thiyagarajah.