women

"Babae"

We filmed a poetic documentary depicting the representation of women in media specifically in film, television and print. We used both foreign and local examples from movies, advertising and broadcast media. The poem used for the voice-over tackles the cultural idea of femininity and stereotypes of women in media. In film, we are portrayed as sex objects, domestic slaves and supermoms. In advertising, women’s bodies are hypersexualized for the sake of shock value to gain profit. The bodies are commonly tiny, voluptuous and white with a small waistline.

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