sugarcoated arsenic card jpeg Sugarcoated Arsenic, a cinematic exploration of African American life at the University of Virginia, will screen at the historic Edinburgh Film Festival this week. it is a part of the shorts program, Ethics. The experimental documentaries in this program oscillate between intellectual objectivity and discomforting proximity. Confronting past events, present predicaments and potential futures, the films deal with race, discrimination, marginality, cultural difference, technology and science. Rather than asking the spectator to take up a fixed position, these works open up a space for personal reflection.