“Beyond My Skin” Campaign Short Film

Monday, June 13th 7-11pm at Kinfolk 94 (94 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn, NY), Diandra Forrest presents the “Beyond My Skin” Photographic Exhibition and Short Film Premiere produced by CTM Sisters Productions. This campaign features five incredible individuals, Jermaine Mack, Devin Bullock, Justin Bullock, Diandra Forrest and Irene Estrada who are affected by albinism and have coped with prejudice, ridicule and bullying and have found peace and solace in relationships with others who are affected by albinism. The “Beyond My Skin” Campaign participants want to share their stories to help educate the world on albinism, tolerance, acceptance and love.

The “Beyond My Skin” Campaign Photographic Series, Shot by world-renowned artist/photographer Crystal Vinson and the short filmed Directed by Diandra Forrest, Produced by CTM Sisters Productions and edited by filmmakers Ben Cawiezell and Monica Watkins, will premiere the evening of Monday, June 13th from 7-11pm as a fundraising event with all proceeds being donated to the Salif Keita Global Foundation Inc. which promotes the fair treatment and social integration of persons with albinism. salifkeita.us/

“The ‘Beyond My Skin Campaign’ is meant to celebrate Albinism. Albinism is the lack of melanin which is the protein that is needed to create pigmentation for the skin. This effects the hair, skin, and eyes. Beauty is skin deep. When you see people with albinism or anyone that is different, you should go deeper than what’s on the surface.”- Diandra Forrest

People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalization and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma and discrimination. *Excerpt from United Nations International Albinism Awareness Day Website

“Beyond My Skin” esteemed sponsors include Kinfolk & Uptown Fine Art Printing Studio.

To RSVP for the “Beyond My Skin” Launch event, please email: info@ctmsistersproductions.com
Director – Diandra Forrest
Executive Producer – Monica Watkins
Production Company – CTM Sisters Productions
Campaign Photographer – Crystal Vinson
Editors – Ben Cawiezell & Monica Watkins
Location – Lick Studios
Videography – Raj Shah, Pei Jung Wang, Monica Watkins
Soundtrack – “19” by Jay Levine
Graphics – Raj Shah
Photography Assistant – Cody Satterfield
Hair Stylist – Paul Lodge
Make-Up Artist – Maria Huggins