|BODY TYPED: Media and Physical Perfection (3 Programs)|
"Recommended for academic and public libraries, BODY TYPED is an excellent instructional and discussion resource for communication, media, psychology, and gender curricula." Educational Media Reviews Online
These three short films are designed to start important conversations about body image, media, and self-esteem.
WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES
*Winner! Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award
Exposes the art of digital photo-retouching. How do images of perfect female beauty influence men’s perceptions of real women? And, how we see ourselves? 12 minutes
*Winner! Best Short Film - Newport International Film Festival
Teasing, self-perception, cultural identity, and plastic surgery. How would changing our bodies to try to fit an image alter the way we see ourselves? Or even who we are?
A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent "Italian" nose and the effect it has on his career. 11 minutes
*Winner! National PBS Broadcast
A look at mannequins, religion and perfection. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making "the ideal woman of the moment" in plastic. 8 minutes
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