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?
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