I saw the film Skin starring Sophie Okonedo recently and was pleasantly surprised to see a film that takes a very different angle on race. The film is about a girl who appears Black but was born to White parents. The story follows the family's efforts to have their daughter classified as White by the government and the difficulty that brings to her in life. This takes place in South Africa and is based on a true story.
This film is a must see for many reasons. The acting is understated and the story is not formulaic as you might expect. Skin was in limited release this past fall so you may be able to see it on dvd by now.