Under My Skin

Documentary, 15 minutes, 2002

An award winning documentary which explores the lives of two immigrants – a dancer and a poet – and the experience of cross-cultural identity in their art and their lives. Shot entirely on Super-8, this hauntingly beautiful and powerful film draws you into a world where art and identity collide against the stark landscape of Scotland.

Winner Best Factual film and Winner Special Achievement Award at Scottish Students on Screen 2002.
Winner Best Documentary Film at Chichester International Film Festival 2002, UK.
Winner Audience Award at Blue Room 2002, Edinburgh, UK.
Nominated for the Grierson Award for Best Scottish Documentary at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2002, UK.

Also screened at: Leeds International Film Festival 2002, UK; Britspotting 2002 British Independent Film Festival, Berlin, M√ľnster and Cologne, Germany; Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest 2002, Germany; Karafilm Festival 2002, Pakistan.

Director / Camera / Editor
Sana Bilgrami

Sana Bilgrami
Zain Bilgrami

Keerthanam, Raga Kedaram Thala Mishra Chappu,
Performed by Muthu Swami Dikshitar
“Indian Summer”
Composed and performed by Phamie Gow

Melanie Schollhammer

Production Company