The Illusionists: A Film About the Globalization of Beauty

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      Kanin Chen
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      Another film from Media Education Foundation – we have a special arrangement with MEF, so leave a note here if interested and I’ll check out info and get back to you.

      “The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from the halls of Harvard to the galleries of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon’s office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo’s Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences…. http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=255

      If you pre-screen (you can do this on-line with an easy email sign-up), post your impressions here.

      Kanin

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