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Skin: Learning Resource by Film Education

Apartheid and Religion

Apartheid was much more than just a set of laws designed to keep the different races in South Africa separate. It had long, deep roots.  SKIN explores these in a number of ways.  

In the final cut of the film, it might be easy to miss the important role that religion and religious doctrine played in Afrikaner society – in many ways directly reinforcing the inequalities between white and black.  Several scenes that highlighted this were removed during the editing process.  We will look at these scenes in due course.

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