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The Colour of Beauty ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB550296
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Alexandra Yanofsky
Directors:  Elizabeth St. Philip
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Black History, Career Education, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Media and Communications, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  17:45
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She's
got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she’s a black model in a world
where white women represent the standard of beauty. Agencies rarely hire black
models. And when they do, they want them to look “like white girls dipped in

The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short
documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry. Is a black model
less attractive to designers, casting directors and consumers? What is the
colour of beauty?

This film is part of the Work
For All
series, produced by the National Film Board of
with the participation of Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada.

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