More Than Skin Deep (2009)
Only available in Canada, United States
A few childhood sunburns may trigger one of the most misunderstood and underestimated illnesses as an adult – the disease of skin cancer.
More Than Skin Deep examines not only the medical and scientific aspects of skin cancer, but also its cultural, historical and social facets as well. The film reveals how the tanning craze was accidentally popularized by Coco Chanel, how pioneering medical trials for melanoma may revolutionize cancer treatments and how human skin color evolved as a survival response.
Using nationally known experts, dramatic personal testimony and re-enactments, More Than Skin Deep speaks to the struggles and hopes against this unpredictable foe.