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The Resource Western eyes, [presented by] the National Film Board of Canada ; producer, Gerry Flahive ; director, Ann Shin, (videorecording)

Western eyes, [presented by] the National Film Board of Canada ; producer, Gerry Flahive ; director, Ann Shin, (videorecording)

Label
Western eyes
Title
Western eyes
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] the National Film Board of Canada ; producer, Gerry Flahive ; director, Ann Shin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the search for beauty and self-acceptance through the experiences of a young Filipina and Korean woman living in Canada who both believe their appearance, specifically their eyes, affect the way they are perceived. Both feel unsettled in Western society and are contemplating cosmetic surgery on their eyes. Layering interviews with references to super models and other pop-culture icons of beauty, the filmmaker captures the pain that almost always lies behind the desire for plastic surgery
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Stanislaw Barua ; editor, Nick Hector
PerformerNote
Maria Estante, Sharon Kim
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Flahive, Gerry
  • Shin, Ann
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • First Run/Icarus Films
Runtime
40
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelids
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Asians
  • Koreans
  • Koreans
  • Filipinos
  • Filipinos
  • Conflict of generations
  • Self-perception
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Body image in women
  • Body image
Technique
live action
Label
Western eyes, [presented by] the National Film Board of Canada ; producer, Gerry Flahive ; director, Ann Shin, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
46337847
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (39:30 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Western eyes, [presented by] the National Film Board of Canada ; producer, Gerry Flahive ; director, Ann Shin, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
46337847
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (39:30 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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