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The Body Beautiful

  • Runtime: 23 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Gender Issues, Social Issues


Ngozi Onwurah's stark, at times somber, film documents a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy while her black daughter pursues her modeling career. The film traces the implications these two decisions have for both mother and daughter and the effect it has on their lives. In particular, both women struggle to deal with redefining their notions of body image and its attendant relations to sexual and racial identity. While the film...more