“Skin,” a critically acclaimed film described as “one of the most moving stories to emerge from apartheid South Africa” will be shown Wednesday at the Davenport Public Library-Eastern Avenue.
Showtime for the free screening of the film, courtesy of the Semper Fidelis Club and Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 20028, will be 5:30 p.m in meeting room B at the library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free hot dogs, popcorn and beverages will be served beginning at 5 p.m.
“Skin” is based on the true story of a black child, Sandra Laing, who was born to white parents in South Africa during the 1950s. Her parents, rural shopkeepers serving a local black community, lovingly brought her up as as white, only for her to be driven out of white society at the age of 10. The film follows Sandra’s 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance and betrayal to reconciliation.