The Skin I’m In

Rajaiah Jones | USA | 2015 | 6 mins


Rajaiah Jones’ award-winning youth film features three different African American women and the struggles they face from dealing with their hair, to labels, to role models and self-confidence. Produced by Rajaiah Jones in partnership with Raw Art Works, home of the Real to Reel Film School.

About the Filmmaker

Rajaiah Jones, is an award-winning filmmaker from Lynn, Massachusetts. While attending Raw Art Works during her high school years, she found her interest in filmmaking, and during her junior year, she discovered a love in telling stories through the visual format of film. Soon after, Rajaiah discovered her love in sharing the stories of others through documentary filmmaking. Rajaiah’s first film, The Skin I’m In, was accepted into the Boston International Kids Film Festival, and it was featured in the Boston Globe and on the #withMalala challenge. At the Los Angeles Film Festival, it received the ‘Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Honorable Mention’. This past summer she made her first virtual reality film about traveling to Guatemala on a scholarship awarded by Adobe. She is currently an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts as a Communication major. She has no intention to stop here; she is simply in the beginning stages of her path.

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