MORE THAN OUR SKIN is a documentary exploring the depths and effects of living with Vitiligo through the stories of five extraordinary women: Valarie, Millicent, Patricia, Alicia, and Katrina. This film tells a story of these women who found strength after the pain; a newfound resilience; and the mission to help others find a way to live life to the fullest.
Filmmakers are traveling to the homes and communities of each woman portrayed in this film – conducting interviews with spouses, children, members in their community, parents, and friends – along with the women themselves. Often, these interviews are personal and painful – but part of their story to let the viewing audience know how living with Vitiligo affects them individually.
More Than Our Skin provides a deeper understanding of what it means to live with Vitiligo:
- Stories of falling into deep depression
- Stories of contemplating suicide
- Stories of isolation and addiction
- Stories of death
The documentary More Than Our Skin was filmed by Hull Bay Productions; it is honored for Best Health Special Project in the Inaugural Anthem Awards 2022.
The filmmakers need your help to eliminate the stigmas of vitiligo: please check Sponsorships & Donations to help with post-production and distribution.
For more information and to the creative team behind the making of the film, please visit official website More Than Our Skin
- What tests should be done?
A well-trained dermatologist should be able to diagnose vitiligo and distinguish it from contact leukoderma or more than twenty other conditions with similar skin appearance bas...
- Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage has occurr...
- Shall I take vitamin D for my vitiligo?
In Brief Vitamin D plays a central role in the prevention of different inflammatory and chronic diseases. Consuming 1,000–4,000 IU (25–100 mcg) of vitamin D3 daily should be id...
Our work is entirely funded by private donations – we receive no money from government. Your money will help us continue funding research into vitiligo and supporting people affected by the condition.
Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
Many people deal with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career.Copyright (C) Bodolóczki Júlia
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