The Glow of White Women, an autobiographical documentary film made by Yunus Valley, tells a personal story of growing up amidst the extreme segregation of Nelspruit, South Africa, which affected societal perceptions of beauty. Yunus was raised Muslim, in an area that declared "whiteness" the ultimate form of beauty. Witness the contrast of Yunus's journey into adulthood, filled with sexual revolution, Trotskyism, and a culture coming of age, where past and present meet through a prism of modern racism.
This film originally aired as part of Doc-Debut, a series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.