A Shade of Indigo

Inventive and vibrant, for six-year-old Kerine, creating her own rag doll from scraps of cloth should have been an achievement showing her desire to be like her mom. But instead, she slams into a history of colourism where being too black is a mark of shame. As Kerine absorbs the generational trauma of colourism, learns the similarities between her and her doll, and the reasons her older sister bleaches her skin, she is led down an increasingly dark path that ends in an unthinkable tragedy.


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A Shade of Indigo

Short (10mins) Narrative






No Rating


Tanya Batson-Savage


Hanif James


Hanif James


Mon 25 Sep 2023, 1.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Mon 25 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

T+T Premiere

Hanif James

Hanif James

Hanif James is a director, photographer, writer, and Junior Architect. His creative works explore identity with a focus on visual expressions that capture the strength of the human spirit. He came to directing while studying at the Caribbean School of Architecture (University of Technology). His photographic works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Jamaica and he has participated in the British Council’s Film Lab as a Script Editor.

He holds qualifications in Film Production and Architectural Studies and recently completed a Masters in Architecture through a CB Facey Foundation (2022) scholarship.

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