Scene from the film Broken Skin
Scene from the film Broken Skin
Scene from the film Broken Skin
Scene from the film Broken Skin
Scene from the film Broken Skin
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Broken Skin

  • United Kingdom
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The encounter of the filmmaker with other psoriasis-affected people is turned into a poetic journey that explores skin as a metaphor of belonging and belief. Worldwide 125 million people are affected by this very visible yet somehow hidden disease.


  • Original Title
    Broken Skin
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lidija Burčak
  • Cinematography
    Samuel Weniger
  • Editing
    Lidija Burčak
  • Music
    Federico Bettini, Jingle Jungle
  • Sound
    Samuel Weniger, Gregor Rosenberger
  • Runtime
    24 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • World Film Festival, Tartu, Estonia
    • Learning on Screen, London, UK
    • Rigas Pasaules Filmu, Riga, Latvia
    • Ethnocineca, Vienna? Austria
    • TsakBam Festival, Aegina, Greece
    • Kino Toni, University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania
    • Panorama of the European Film, Cairo, Egypt
    • Grierson Award, London, UK
    • Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
    • Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Athens, Greece
  • Awards
    • Learning on Screen Award 2019, London
    • Student Shorts Award from the Ethnocineca 2019, Vienna
    • Paul Watson Prize, Goldsmiths, University of London 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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