The Body and the Self

Runtime: 01:51:31
Available:: May 28, 2021 07:01
Until:: May 31, 2021 06:59

This first block shows films that explore the complexities of inhabiting a body in society. The stories ask what it means to live in one’s skin, and one’s mind. This block looks deeply at the intricacies of personhood as our selfhood relates to our bodies existing within society and its’ expectations.

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Hurricane Berta

Hurricane Berta

00:14:48

She is the plus size star of the PLOP! Parties in Buenos Aires, but during the day she faces difficult cases as a social worker. Not everything is glitter in the life of the beloved Berta Rodas.

Content Warnings: Adult Content and Adult Language.

Miss Man

Miss Man

00:24:54

A young trans woman from rural Bengal eschews social and cultural pressures at every stage of self-realisation. But as she finally comes to the city for a sex change operation, she faces extreme challenges and questions that corner her to make a choice between giving up her struggle or standing up for who she truly is.

Content Warnings: Adult Content and Mild Violence.

Letter to my mother

Letter to my mother

00:19:36

A heartfelt letter to tell the mother the most painful of secrets. Amina, who in 2002 was the small protagonist of Ten by Kiarostami is now a transgender director who tries to make her voice heard, understood, and be understood.

KINGS

KINGS

00:09:52

KINGS is a documentary part live action part animation, on the drag king community, that tries to offer a reflexion on gender and their representations.

Scalp Deep

Scalp Deep

00:06:40

Hair and constructions of identity are often deeply intertwined. Influenced by the intersections of African hair, femininity and personal identity, "Scalp Deep" captures the struggles of a young African woman as she navigates the reactions and expectations of others after she decides to commit to a new look.

Dani Burt

Dani Burt

00:10:56

For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn't know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn't sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women's World Adaptive Surfing champion.

Boys don't cry

Boys don't cry

00:10:00

A girl helps four boys examine and understand why it's difficult for them to show their vulnerabilities and be open about their emotions in today's society.

Content Warning: Brief Nudity.

[B]ELLAS

[B]ELLAS

00:14:45

[B]ELLAS successfully breaks the stereotype that conceives aging women as vulnerable, dependent and pleasing beings through a vindication of their experience, bodies, capacities, wrinkle and beauty.

Content Warnings: Adult Content, Brief Nudity and Nudity

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