Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Movie on the life of Sandra Laing

"In apartheid-era South Africa, a country where race meant everything, Sandra Laing was a poster child for injustice, classified "colored" even though her parents were white.

Kicked out of an all-white boarding school because of the color of her skin, Laing was later reclassified white in response to her parents' legal campaign. But in a viciously racist society, her family rejected her when she fell in love with a black man, leaving her to start her life anew.

Her story has now become a movie, "Skin," which opened to a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival this week....."

Read more on the Washington Post

Another story in the film on BBC News

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