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This documentary dives into the world of white Barbies and dark-skinned dolls. What do they mean for children of colour who are struggling with their self-esteem and identity in a dominant white society?
The Amsterdam doll store Colourful Goodies sells Barbies, boy dolls and cuddly dolls that every child can recognise him- or herself in; from dolls with different skin colours and professions to dolls with handicaps. This documentary follows three families of colour who take home a doll. What does such a doll mean to you if you struggle with your self-esteem because you are of colour or because you have to learn to live with albinism? Is our dominant white society really as tolerant as we think?


Sound editing
Production company
Olympic Films BV
TV company
Postproduction company
CineMeta digital BV
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Title: Een pop zoals ik
Year: 2023
Duration : 54 minutes
Category: Short documentary
Edition: NFF 2023

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