The Illusionists needs your help with the #adoptTheIllusionists social media campaign – whose aim is to get the documentary on the radar of influential film people, who could help with festivals and distribution.
The Illusionists is an upcoming feature-length documentary about consumer culture and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world.
The opening scene of the film is available with subtitled versions in English, Spanish, French and Italian here: http://vimeo.com/illusionists
Read more about #adoptTheIllusionists and #ItOnlyTakesOnePerson here: http://theillusionists.org/2014/04/it-only-takes-one-person/
If you want to help, you can share the following messages via Twitter, throughout the week.
Monday April 14th – Geena Davis
@GDIGM you’d be the ideal ambassador for the documentary @illusionists: http://bit.ly/1hzlNDO #adoptTheIllusionists
Tuesday April 15th – Stephen Fry
@StephenFry you’d be the perfect narrator for the documentary @illusionists http://bit.ly/1hzlNDO #adoptTheIllusionists
Wednesday April 16th – Lena Dunham
@LenaDunham You’d be the ideal exec producer for the documentary @illusionists: http://bit.ly/1hzlNDO #adoptTheIllusionists
Thursday April 17th – Michael Moore & Alex Gibney
@mmflint you’d be the ideal exec producer for the documentary @illusionists: http://bit.ly/1hzlNDO #adoptTheIllusionists
@AlexGibneyFilm you’d be the ideal exec producer for the documentary @illusionists: http://bit.ly/1hzlNDO #adoptTheIllusionists
Friday April 18th – Your input!
This is your chance to give your input! Or you could simply retweet messages from earlier this week.
Help kickstart a body image revolution: http://bit.ly/1hzlNDO #adoptTheIllusionists
Thank you so muck for your support!
The project Naked Truths, in which I am involved as mentor (and as always I’m an all-rounder who also manages other aspects if needed), is born thanks to the enthusiastic ideative spirit of Bianca S. Mendoza, a talented American choreographer. After reading the first draft of what she had in mind I could not do anything but accept the proposal despite the many miles away… I thank Binki for contacting and involving me with this amazing project.
The main question of the project is:
What is exploitation of the nude human body and when does it come into play?
I am sure that this will be an amazing journey around the concept of the body. Maybe it will be hard as all trips in more or less “wild” areas, but you will see many interesting things.
(Is the body a wild territory?)
A few words about me and my body…
Writing poems, acting, posing as a photo model, live performances, creative social and conceptual projects: all of this has spontaneously led me to think about the body and my relationship with it. And as much as I try to develop a clear opinion about it I am promptly disrupted by new collaborations that make me know new aspects of the human mind and body. This is why my idea about these topics is constantly changing and, in the Naked Truths‘s context, I prefer not to give a precise explanation of what I think about it and instead I prefer to share with you a few questions:
Why do you think what you think?
Why do you do what you do?
How and how much are thought and action connected?
What does it mean to “control” the body?
Be & Appear: where are the limits?
How are stereotypes and myths constructed? And would humans be able to live without them?
How much influence do the media and education have in our relationship with ourselves?