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Sandra Laing

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    Interview with Sandra Laing- Real Life Subject of Skin

    Skin is the heartbreaking true story of Sandra Laing (played by Sophie Okonedo) as a woman with black skin born to white parents in apartheid S. Africa. She is a white girl who looked black. As a young girl she knew she looked different but her biggest problems began when she showed up to school. They couldn't and wouldn't believe she was white, and were of course convinced that her mother (Alice Krige) had an affair with a black man instead of the fact that maybe somewhere in her family's past there was actually mixed race blood. This poor girl was just torn between two very different worlds. The place she felt safest and most comfortabl...

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