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A darker side of fair

Author: Deepak Leslie; Mira Prabhu
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, [2004]
Series: Ethnographic video online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encoded moving images
Documentary films
Ethnographic films
Nonfiction films
Documentary
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Deepak Leslie; Mira Prabhu
OCLC Number: 701798149
Notes: Previously released on DVD.
Credits: Director, Deepak Leslie.
Cast: Narrator, Mira Prabhu.
Event notes: Recorded in India.
Description: 1 online resource (25 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic video online.
Responsibility: by Deepak Leslie.

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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].

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