News and updates about SKIN
Palm Beach

This is a getting to be a very luxurious problem. Where to put the next accolades on the poster? :-)

SKIN just won the Jury Award for Best Film at the Palm Beach Film Festival (admittedly shared with another film, Machan, directed by Uberto Pasolini).

Commented Feature Film Jurors Shohreh Aghdashloo and Debbie Frank, “This is a hopeful and powerful story that is still relevant after 50 years, with race issues, religion issues…all the same universal struggle to understand we are all human, despite our differences.”


SKIN also came first runner up for the Audience Award in Washington DC:

Circle Audience Award

Founded by Ted and Jim Pedas, Washington's Circle Theatres set the standard for innovative quality film programming. Filmfest DC presented an award to the feature film voted the most popular by our audience. The top 5 films for this year are:

1. Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love by Chai Vasarhelyi  (Senegal, France, Egypt, USA)

2. Skin by Anthony Fabian (UK, South Africa)

3. Old Man Bebo by Carlos Carcas (Spain)

4. The Least of These by Clark Lyda, Jesse Lyda (USA)

5. The Necessities of Life by Benoit Pilon (Canada)



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Anthony Fabian
May 07, 2009

Hello and thank you for the comments on your blog. For those who can't track it down, here it is: "We just saw the movie Skin in Washington DC at the recent Filmfest DC. Based on the life of Sandra Laing, it is a compelling story from a graveyard of memories in South Africa. We shook our heads during the grim reminders of white stupidity, wiped our tears at the anguish and torment of broken hearts and shattered souls and steadied our hearts in humbled homage to Sandra’s spirit. Script editor and assistant to the movie Director during the workshops, Sibongile Makhaya, brightened our evening answering questions and responding to comments after the show."

May 07, 2009

Dear Mr Fabian... thanks for this piercing rendition of Sandra's life. I trust that all South Africans will be moved to think deeply about the dirt that lies in the crevices of our souls and the power that lies in forgiveness. I blogged on the night when I saw the film in DC. (http://learningideasforlife.wo...atch-skin/).

Tara Halloran
May 05, 2009

Well done Tony, this is a great film - a hugely inspiring subject which is so wonderfully directed by you. This film definitely has legs and I'm so looking forward to your next project on the big screen. Keep it up!

Dee Kaalund
May 01, 2009

Well deserved!

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