DVD Giveaway: Skin

Literary Illusions is proud to be giving away a copy of Skin on DVD. To enter all you need to do is leave us a comment letting us know how you define discrimination. Please be sure to ONLY LEAVE ONE COMMENT.

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Sandra Laing (Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees) was born a black child in the 1950s to white Afrikaners unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents,rural shopkeepers serving the local black community, lovingly raise her as their ‘white’ little girl. But at the age of ten, facing prejudice from her community due to her dark skin and African features, Sandra is driven out of society. The powerful, inspirational SKIN follows Sandra’s extraordinary 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world – and triumphs against all odds. Based on an incredible true story of family, forgiveness and the celebration of the human spirit, SKIN – winner of more than ten film festival awards, including “Best Feature” – makes it DVD debut on February 1 following its 30 market national theatrical release.

As a girl, Sandra is sent to a boarding school in the nearby town of Piet Retief, but when parents and teachers complain that she doesn’t belong, she is examined by state officials, reclassified as ‘Coloured,’ and expelled from the school. Sandra’s parents are shocked, but her father, Abraham (Neill), fights through the courts to have the classification reversed. The story becomes an international scandal and media pressure forces the law to change, so that Sandra becomes officially ‘White’ again.

By the time she is 17, Sandra realizes she is never going to be accepted by the white community. She falls in love with Petrus – a black man, and begins an illicit love affair. When Sandra elopes with Petrus, Abraham has them arrested and put in prison. Told by the local magistrate to go home, she refuses, and now she must live her life, for the first time, as a black woman in South Africa – with no running water, no sanitation, and little income. Although she feels more at home in this community, she desperately misses her parents and yearns for a reunion, the chances of which seem ever more remote as each year of hardship and struggle wears on. But Sandra carries her father’s advice with her wherever she goes: “Never give up!” in this ultimately uplifting true story based on the best-selling book by Judith Stone.

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About the author: Dominick

Dominick Evans is in his second year of the BFA Motion Pictures program at Wright State University. When not studying, making films, or writing papers, he is working to better his on campus community as the Director of Disability Affairs for WSU Student Government. Dominick spends any remaining time working as a writer/editor, playing video games, singing, as an activist in the disability and GLBT communities, and enjoying life with his family.


  1. ky2here
    Twitter: ky2here1

    I define discrimination as an intentional pattern of treating an identifiable group of people differently.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  2. Amber says:

    I think discrimination is treating somebody differently based on some outward characteristic.

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  3. Marilyn Wons says:

    I define descrimination by the purposeful omission of someone or something.

  4. Laura DeLuca
    Twitter: gabbylowe

    disliking someone because they aren’t like you

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  5. Rachael Ashcraft says:

    There are so many different ways to discriminate against people. You can discriminate based on age, sex, hair colour, race, size. Discrimination is basically being prejudiced against someone for any of the reasons above and much more.

  6. Shannon Baas says:

    I define discrimination as treating someone unfairly due to any difference, such as race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity. I actually just finished a class on cultural diversity.

  7. Belinda says:

    Bias against others that are different from you.

  8. CORRIE says:

    i think its not liking someone that is not like you. based on a stupid idea you are better then others.

  9. kelvin says:

    I think discrimination is judgeing an individual or group based upon one’s own misconception or belief that others are supposed to be what you think they should be!

  10. David Hollingsworth says:

    Treating someone like their nothing, just because they happen to look, smell, eat, walk, talk, and act different than you.

  11. Kevin Elliott says:

    Discrimination is the intentional belief that hatred is justified.

  12. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    Discrimination is the exclusion of a group or individial from all or some of society’s benefits based on arbitrary charicteristics.

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  13. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Treating someone different based on something you find offensive about them

  14. I define discriminatin as treating people differently, negatively or adversely without a good reason.

  15. Daniel M says:

    blasting someone just because of their race, religion, sexual preference or developmental abilities

  16. Erica C. says:

    Discrimination is making a decision between two people based on anything like sex, race, age, etc.

  17. Ed Nemmers says:

    A prejudice which causes one to be disrespected.

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