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Skin Deep

A young Pakistani man tries to pass as white and hang out with a group of racist skinheads

Drama 2001 15 mins


London, late 1970s. Romo distances himself from his Pakistani heritage, passing himself off as white in front of his work colleagues, a group of lads with connections to the National Front. When they invite him for a night out he gets drawn into a racial attack that reopens deep wounds from his own experiences of abuse. A powerful short drama about racism and identity, Skin Deep was nominated for a BAFTA for best short film. It features an early performance by acclaimed actor Daniel Mays.