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Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue: A Matter of Colour

| 1 h 25 min

This feature documentary by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin is a personal yet global investigation into the history and current state of colourism: the discrimination within one ethnicity based on differences in skin tone. Sarin travels the globe 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 thoughtful and surprising journey to the heart of a painful and pervasive social issue that not only polices appearance, but also class, gender, and geography.

  • writer
    Vic Sarin
  • director
    Vic Sarin
  • producer
    Tina Pehme
    Kim C. Roberts
    Selwyn Jacob
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen
  • creative head
    Bruce Cowley
  • production executive
    Jordana Ross
  • co-producer
    Dawn Brett
  • cinematographer
    Vic Sarin
  • editor
    Austin Andrews
  • composer
    John Welsman
  • associate producer
    John Bolton
  • production manager
    Lauren Grant
  • production coordinator
    Jerome Berthier
  • producer's assistant
    Tristin Morton
  • director's assistant
    Andy Holmes
  • camera operator
    Austin Andrews
    Andrew Coppin
    Steven Denault
    Brent Hodge
    Andy Holmes
    Richard Mbuthia
    Dermot Shane
    Vic Sarin
  • local coordinator
    Paula Batalha
    Gustavo Jesus
    Nana Buxani
    Lydia Durairaj
    Carole Grech-Gumbo
    Ulrico Grech-Gumbo
    Richard Mbuthia
  • story consultant
    Dawn Brett
  • researcher
    Dawn Brett
  • assistant researcher
    Patricia Bruzzi
    Christine Dejoy
    Vanessa Green
    Tristin Morton
  • archival research
    Found Images Research
  • clearances
    Found Images Research
  • translation
    Victor Bothelho
    Joash Johannes
  • transcription
    Shenyan Liu
  • production accountant
    Virginia Prasad
  • production accountant - assistant
    Rita Yee
  • post-production accountant
    Virginia Prasad
  • post-production supervisor
    Emanuel Pereira
  • post-production coordinator
    Sam Trounce
  • assistant editor
    Shenyan Liu
    Trevor Shultz
  • post-production intern
    Jeff Lapka
  • motion design
    Austin Andrews
  • visual effects
    Austin Andrews
  • music arrangement
    John Welsman
  • music performer
    John Welsman
  • music mixing engineer
    Jeff Wolpert
  • vocalist
    Cherie Camp
  • project manager
    Kevin Fairfax Harwood
  • online editor
    Fred Richters
  • colourist
    Andrea Dixon
  • re-recording mixer
    Paul Sharpe
    Iain Pattison
  • sound supervisor
    Kirby Jinnah
  • sound editor
    Ryan Schaad
    Ryan Thompson
    Bill Mellow
    Chris Gilling
    Kelly Cole
    Matt Dawson
    Kevin Belen
    Laurie Melhus
  • production financing
    Leanne Harry
    Kae Lemay
  • legal services
    Juliet Smith
    Kim C. Roberts
  • production insurance
    David W. Hamilton
  • production auditor
    Paul Websdale
  • featuring
    Sapna Abraham
    Eva Abrahams
    Gerome Abrahams
    Kavita Emmanuel
    Adika Ferdinand
    Gilberto Gil
    Rose Girard
    Joyce Gladwell
    Faith Linton
    Corin Mathews
    Vicky Ntetema
    Elvie Pineda
    Rachel Lobangco
    Renato Lourenço
    Tina Pehme
    Lani Santos
    Jaden Sarin
    Jasmine Sarin
    Maya Sarin
    Vic Sarin


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Ages 16 to 18

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Media Education - Body Image
Social Studies - Development/Global Issues

Hue is an examination of social norms and self-identity. Discuss the filmmaker’s personal interest in the topic (4:30). Race and culture often combine to create new obligations; how are we all “pretending” as we learn new traditions (44:00)? What does it mean to be a “walking advertisement”? How would it feel (69:00)? Research the Dark Is Beautiful organization online. Research body-image issues that are problematic in different areas of the world.

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