Using his trademark assemblage of esoteric costume and visual metaphors, Congolese-Belgian hitmaker and filmmaker Baloji explores the practice of skin lightening in black communities. Euphemistically described as ‘brightening’ or ‘toning’, skin bleaching takes many innocuous forms—such as creams, buffs and soaps—to deal with hyperpigmentation, but is more often used by women to emulate Eurocentric beauty standards.

  • International title Never Look At The Sun
  • Filmmaker Baloji
  • country Frankrijk
  • Feature 5 MIN
  • Cast
  • Year 2020
  • Spoken English
  • Subtitle English