INTERVIEW: Nayani Thiyagarajah w/ Canada AM (Shadeism Documentary)

rez | Video | Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014


Never met Nayani before but it’s all love headed her way for her documentary about Shadeism. I don’t know the full story but based on my Google PhD I’ve learned that they made a short documentary like 3 years ago which you can watch here and after a successful IndieGoGo campaign are gearing up to produce a full-length version. I see a HotDocs premiere in the near future, lol.

All jokes aside, I can see the journey this team is on and have the utmost respect for what they’re doing so please support however you can. This Canada AM interview is brand new which goes to show that 3 years in, the momentum for the project is still in full force. I wish them the best with the full-length project!

Filmmaker Nayani Thiyagarajah sounds off on the phenomenon of skin-lightening and why she challenged her family’s desire for pale skin.


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