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A Darker Side of Fair

by Deepak Leslie
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
With a focus on the emotional and psychological impact, this film addresses the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to the pressures thrust upon Indian women by a society obsessed with fair skin. [Shedding new light upon issues of global diversity, this documentary focuses on the extent to which a "fairness fetish" has permeated various levels of Indian society. Fairness is a serious business in India, one with intensely psychological ramifications. With a focus on the emotional and psychological impact, this film addresses the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to the pressures thrust upon Indian women by a society obsessed with fair skin.]
Release Date
2004
Language
In English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2004.
Publisher no.
1049092 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 25 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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