Item Details

Skin Deep [electronic resource]: Nina Jablonski's Theory of Race

EP Independent
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Students of evolution understand that when our ancient African ancestors lost their body hair and ventured out onto the hot savannah, their skin became dark to protect against UV radiation, while subsequent migration away from the equator yielded paler people. But in 2000, Penn State University anthropologist Nina Jablonski proposed a startling new theory as to why human pigmentation is so diverse. In this program, Jablonski suggests that skin color evolved mainly to allow for the production of vitamin D and folic acid, both necessary for reproductive success. Focusing on groundbreaking research and personal accounts of scientists around the world, the film takes a fresh look at the interplay between environmental adaptation and human skin tones.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Portions with English subtitles
Rating
9 & up
Contains brief nudity
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Nina Jablonski's Theory of Race
Contents
  • Introduction to the Science of Skin Color (1:48)
  • Melanin (2:52)
  • Emergence of Skin Tone Spectrum & Racial Discrimination (2:13)
  • Science of Race (1:22)
  • Mapping Skin Variation (1:28)
  • Link Between UV Radiation & Skin Color (2:43)
  • Origins of Humanity in Africa (2:34)
  • Evolution of Dark Skin Pigmentation (2:28)
  • Skin Cancer in Australia (2:20)
  • Questioning Theories of Skin Evolution (2:20)
  • Link Between UV Radiation & Fetus Health (3:17)
  • Investigating Evolution of Light Skin (1:06)
  • Albinism (2:58)
  • Vitamin D Deficiency at High Latitudes (3:32)
  • Evolutionary Reason for Depigmentation (1:15)
  • Fair Skin in Scotland (0:59)
  • Dark Skin Among Inuits (1:32)
  • Pigment Evolution in a Human's Lifetime (1:57)
  • Genetic Evidence in Depigmentation (1:53)
  • Light-Skinned Neanderthals (3:12)
  • Mitigating Sun Exposure in a Modern World (3:23)
  • Skin Color & Culture (2:12)
  • Science's Triumph Over Race (1:18)
  • Credits: Skin Deep: Nina Jablonski's Theory of Race (0:49)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
52821 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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