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The Colour of Beauty

Directed by Elizabeth St. Philip
Canada, 2010 (documentary, 17 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "La couleur de la beauté"
The Colour of Beauty
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]

Film Description:
"Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She's got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she's a Black model in a world where white women represent the standard of beauty. Agencies rarely hire Black models. And when they do, they want them to look 'like white girls dipped in chocolate.' The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry. Is a Black model less attractive to designers, casting directors and consumers? What is the colour of beauty? This film is part of the Work For All series, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, with the participation of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Alexandra Yanofsky, Aisling Chin-Yee, Marie-France Côté
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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