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Sam

Payback is a Bitch!!!

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Gabriel

Wow! Powerful message. We have to be careful how we train our children.

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Dion

Intense, but I would have loved to have seen the white family live one day with the father "black like me."

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Sam

Me 2.

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david

I think the boy new it was his father. Great work from all
involved.

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Leon

Really good movie with a great twist - I enjoyed it

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Kendra

Has you on the edge of your seat. Fantastic and original.

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Mark

Intense, great filmmaking. Would have been cool if the film had two different endings. I would have preferred to see to see what the morning after looked like.

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Jennifer

Great short film. Watch this one!

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Henry

Too bad the ending. Nazi didn't get to live with himself and his crimes. His friends didn't get to live with him. His son just may have rescued him from suicide. Is revenge all we have until there is restoration? What would that look like?

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DeBora

Damn! Karma is a bitch!

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Diane

Wow! That's one hell of a way to get a message across.

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Patricia

OMG...payback is tough!

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Karen

Riveting.

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Allison

Such a brutal, intense and powerful short film! WOW!!!!!!!

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Honey Lane

Wooow! Intense!

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Waheedah

Brilliant! It's just skin, man!!

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Joe

I am obviously in a minority, but thought this film was completely insane. It is so heavy-handed and so over-the-top that any ideas about race or violence are lost in the mayhem. If it feels intense and hard to watch it's not because it's showing uncomfortable truths about ourselves but ...Read more

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Ayesha

You. Are. Correct.

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Waheedah

Joe, you've clearly never had anyone attack you because of your skin color, as you innocently just went about your life, minding your own business. Yes, it is heavy handed -- white supremacy is heavy handed.

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Joe

Thanks for making sweeping generalizations and assumptions about me and my life. (Do any of the characters in "Skin" do that, by the way?) It is entirely possible for me to be as horrified by white supremacy as you are and to think that "Skin" was an example of very poor film making.

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Jorge

I actually agree with you. It's so manipulative in its way of saying that racism is learned. It also extends the idea that racist hate violence is a cycle passed down to children... ON BOTH SIDES! Not to mention that the film equates a nazi gang with a local black gang. I actually laughed out ...Read more

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Valerie

Great filmmaking of a tragic modern tale. Phenomenal short!

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Christine

Wow, very intense! A must watch!

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Myisha

OMG! This was intense!

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Mina

A modern narrative for modern times...but so intensely chilling.