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The critically acclaimed film, “Skinned” was nominated as one of the best independent feature films to be screened at the Bronze Lens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, November 7. The film will make its U.S. television premier debut on TV One the network dedicated to delivering real life and entertainment programming from the African American point of view, during the first quarter of 2016.
The Bronze Lens Film Festival has become a prestigious multicultural film festival in the United States. Each year, the festival brings together people of color from around the globe displaying exceptionally high quality shorts and feature films. Attendees of the festival will have the opportunity to celebrate with the producers, directors and actors of one of the most talked about films domestically and internationally.
LisaRaye McCoy, actress, makes herdirectorial debut with the film “Skinned” which tells the story of Jolie, a young girl that is so uncomfortable in her own skin and the stigma of what society places on dark skin persons that she uses skin lightening creams to alter her complexion.
The harmful substances in the skin bleaching products have an adverse effect on her skin and mental well-being. This film pulls back the layers of a story as it relates to color, self-esteem, acceptance, and being secure with what you look like.
Also, making his first American film debut is internationally acclaimed film and television star Van Vicker. “Once I received the script and became engaged related to the subject matter that is a worldwide problem related to people of color, I felt compelled and appreciative to be apart of bringing to life a film about the epidemic of skin bleaching in both impoverished and wealthy nations,” said Vicker.