Previously at the ICA - Films
1 Jun 2008
A new documentary that takes a critical look at media images - how they are instituted, established and controlled. The film examines the relationship between the historical and existing media images of women of colour and raises the question of whether they may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. Features candid interviews with young women discussing their self-image and social commentary from actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week Moderator Gwen Ifill, rapper and activist Chuck D, and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.
Screening with short Shantell Town, followed by a Q&A with its director Pauletter James.
Dir Daphne Valerius, US 2006, 56 mins, Cert 12A.
Shantell Town, Dir Paulette James, UK 2007, 10 mins, Cert 12A