The prevailing portrayals of the female body in media and arts does not reflect the vast majority of women. There is a predefined ideal in body shape, size, and age.
The short film portrays within a small selection of women, typical characteristics which every woman knows and which the vast majority of female bodies have, but which are retouched, concealed or simply not displayed at all in media.
Lines, shapes, and features build the key elements of compositions of black-and-white imagery yielding an uncommon staging of female totality.
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The Curious Brain
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2020
Kontrast Bayreuth 2020
Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2020
Why is female beauty so restrictedly represented in the omnipresent images? Why are characteristics that the vast majority of women display considered flaws? The one-sided representation of women is accepted and women try to adapt to the ideal instead of contradicting it.
We see female stereotypes in the media but what a female body really looks like is concealed. Does individuality and the unknown make us feel uncomfortable?
The Film FEMALE DIVERSITY shows the diverse female body. We stage natural body forms as artistic lines in the picture, with lines, wrinkles, curves and the smallest details in the skin. The beauty and individuality presented in this way should help to question our conditioned view.
Art Director / Photography: SUNG-HEE SEEWALD
Director / Editor: BORIS SEEWALD
Music: RALF HILDENBEUTEL
Voice: MIWHA SEEWALD
Sound Mix: VOLKER WENDISCH
WILLI VON ÖHSEN
Supported by BRONKOBOLD
Produced by SUNG-HEE SEEWALD
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