Hue: A Matter of Colour

Vic Sarin
2013 | 1 h 25 min
Hue, by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin, is a personal investigation into the history and often tragic effects of colourism—the phenomenon whereby people within the same ethnic group discriminate against one another based on differences in skin tone. Sarin travels to countries in Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Africa to discuss this complex cross-cultural social issue with individuals whose lives it affects, including a Filipina entrepreneur whose business has flourished within the billion-dollar skin-whitening industry. Hue leads viewers on a surprising journey to the heart of an insidious social issue that is anything but black and white.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Independent Production
    VUES D'AFRIQUE / Journées du cinéma africain et créole, Montréal