NG’ENDO MUKII EXPLORES COLORISM IN ‘YELLOW FEVER’ DOCUMENTARY

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The ills of colorism is not limited to the United States and consequently has equal damages within African countries due to toxic skin creams and Eurocentric beauty standards. For her thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art, Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii explores the topic in her mixed-media documentary, Yellow Fever. Captured in a bit over five minutes, animation, spoken-word, and dance illustrate the tensions of skin color.

I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that I and many others have grown up with,” Mukii tells Okay Africa

Watch the documentary above. With increased works on the subject, will there be a time when people of color cease colorist beliefs?

You can watch this animation Here https://vimeo.com/122574484

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