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Beauty

Beautés (Bande-annonce)

| 36 s

Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their own sense of what it means to be fully human. Whether it’s dealing with bullies, explaining themselves to their parents, or navigating the uncharted waters of relationships, Bex, Lili, Fox, Tru and Milo talk about their experiences and struggle to live in authenticity.


Credits
  • writer
    Christina Willings
  • director
    Christina Willings
  • producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • associate producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • participant
    Fox Kou Asano
    Bex Mosch
    Milo Santini-Kammer
    Lili Tepperman
    Tru Wilson
  • director of photography
    Amy Belling
  • editor
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • composer
    Elysha Zaide
  • production supervisor
    Jennifer Roworth
  • Ronin camera operator
    Maude Turcot
  • underwater camera operator
    Braden Haggerty
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Henschel
    Gaëlle Komàr
  • 1st assistant camera
    Martine Leclerc
    Richard Neil Dalgleish
    Kim MacNaughton
  • underwater assistant camera
    Mark Weinhaupl
  • Ronin camera assistant
    Cyril Perrot-Botella
  • gaffer
    Paolo Malo
    Paul T. Murakami
  • safety diver
    Roberta Cenedese
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • data wrangler
    Odessa Shuquaya
    Victor Ghizaru
    Colin Beaudry-Sylvain
    Leon River-Moore
    Marc-André Y. Vidal
  • production coordinator
    Kathleen Jayme
    Justin Mah
    Kristyn Stilling
  • production assistant
    Jess Lee
    Meredith Lewis
    Ariane Lorrain
    Frankie Teardrop
    Bianca Buckingham Yambanis
  • lead animator
    Sitji Chou
  • animator
    Elisa Chee
  • colourist
    Andrea Chlebak
  • sound design
    Chris McIntosh
  • re-recording mixer
    Chris McIntosh
  • transcription typist
    Amanda Colquhoun
    Lilly Hamilton
    François Luc Paradis
  • translator
    Gabrielle Lisa Collard
    James Thomas Hughes
  • stills photographer
    Véro Boncompagni
    Rosamond Norbury
  • studio administrator
    Carla Jones
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse

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Education

Ages 12 to 18

Mini-Lesson - Beauty: Beyond the Binary

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development
Health/Personal Development - Body Image
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality

Questions/Activities:

  • What type of recurring imagery was used in the film? Was it effective? Why or why not?
  • Open a discussion with your students. Prompt them with questions asking if they have ever felt like they didn’t fit in. Why or why not? Take the opportunity to have your students try and empathize with the children depicted in the video.
  • Self-portrait: Have your students create a self portrait. Encourage them to depict themselves using elements that aren’t strictly their own physical form. Urge them to represent themselves through different imagery.

Beautés (Bande-annonce)
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