Posté par Fabulafricana
Hello you guz, happy blessed friday & February 1st:) Time is running, hope you are taking full advantage of it to live your best life:)
Last year in Dakar we tackled in a large scale the controversial problem of skin bleaching following the advertisement of a bleaching cream on advertising panels all over the city. A counter-attack campaign was born called Nuul Kuk, which in the Woloff dialect means black , black as hell lol just kidding ..Anywhoo that was really the first time we saw part of the youth talk via social media about their love for our natural beautiful skin. That being said, I find the short movie ” Yellow Fever” by Kenyan filmaker Ng’endo right on the topic & at the same time it makes me realize that all throughout Africa there is a really serious problem of identity. Ng’endo presented this 6 minutes animated movie as her thesis film while studying at the Royal College of Art back in 2012. On her webbie she says “I believe skin and the body, are often distorted into a topographical division between reality and illusion. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet.” The short movie is nominated for an award in the Short Film category of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2013 .