Being Light Skinned features men and women from Black and Asian cultures discussing the misconceptions of being light skin. There is a arguably a general view within Black and Asian cultures that light skin men and women think they are better than dark skinned people and they are more successful as actors, musicians because they appeal to a mainstream audience and they have ‘good hair’. In this documentary it challenges this perception and also enlightens audiences on the challenges they face being light skin, their opinion on the light skin vs dark skin debate within Black, Latin and Asian cultures and on why they think skin bleaching is popular.


Directed and Edited by Kashif Boothe



Reece Omadlei

Jade Nelson

Vanessa McInnis

Georgina Ezuanyamike

Leah McKenzie

Maclean A.D Sem

Anusha Nava

Prudence Darnley

Jack Frost

DeKaleigha Wells

Aaron Sweeny-Harris