Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2013
December 11th-15th, Cinema Studio & Cinema Elvira Popescu
^ the 4th edition

- Oberhausen International Film Festival Special Program -

YELLOW FEVER (7', UK, 2012)

Awarded the Ecumenical Jury Special Mention in Oberhausen 2013, YELLOW FEVER mixes different media to bring to attention notions of race, self-image and self-worth. Trying to fit the mould imposed by western standards of beauty, African women attempt to erase their individuality by bleaching their skin and braiding artificial hair into their own. Animation and documentary blend with a battle-like choreography that envisions the struggle with one’s own reflection. Images of the great Savannah, projected on the dancers’ bodies are a reminder of the heritage interwoven in these women’s very skin, exposing the pursuit of a globalized standard of beauty as a negation of personal identity. (Diana Mereoiu, BIEFF 2013)

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