Short Film: Ng'endo Mukii Explores Colourism And African Women Self Image In "Yellow Fever"

Finally, we get to see Yellow Fever, a short film by Kenyan animator, director and editor Ng'endo Mukii. The director best describes it as a documentary animation comprised of interviews where she emulates the content with the visuals.

 Remember when we told you Mukii's work tackles sensitive yet so relevant issues like skin bleaching, to show the world how Africans go about in acquiring 'western' like beauty by telling a story on issues about Kenyan women having to create appearances to try and appear more western from their hair to skin? You can read more here.

 The multi award winning creative says, "I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that I and many others have grown up with."

 Watch the short film below:


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