British-Nigerian actress, Beverly Naya’s feature documentary, ‘Skin’, is coming to Netflix this month.
The actress announced on social media that her documentary would be available on the streaming platform on June 28.
“Because my complexion matters, because your complexion matters, because black lives matter!
“There isn’t a time more significant than now to have such an important and powerful conversation.
“Let the countdown begin… JUNE 28th,” she wrote on her Twitter handle.
‘Skin’ won the Best Documentary award at the 2020 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong, it features interviews with Eku Edewor, Hilda Dokubo, Bobrisky and others from different walks of life, exploring various standards of beauty, colorism and the rampant skin bleaching in Lagos.
The documentary’s narrative is interwoven by poignant personal accounts of individuals who have dealt with the pressure to conform to certain standards of beauty, revealing how colourism continues to shape the face of the entertainment industry in Africa. Beverly concludes her journey with a trip to her home town exploring her rich cultural heritage with her mother and grandmother, between them three generations of beautiful black women who through sheer hard work and self-love have built useful businesses laying a solid legacy for her and many like her to build upon.
Examining the theme of colourism, the premiere coincides with a global conversation that stresses the preservation of black lives in a world where racism is rife.