In this feature documentary, 50 people decide to bare all about their personal lives and discuss a multitude of subjects on camera, ranging from funny anecdotes to heartbreaking experiences. From their stories emerges a human mosaic with which we can all identify, one that celebrates the diversity of human experience. This inventive, free-form ensemble film breathes new life into the documentary genre.
Ages 16 to 18
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Substance Use and Abuse/Addiction
Media Education - Documentary Film
Ideal for essays and debates on personal development and identity. How do we represent ourselves to the world? What are the stories in our past that make us who we are today? What unites all the speakers in this film? Why does the filmmaker use abstract imagery at points during the film? How do your feelings about the speakers change over the course of their stories? Make a “self(less) portrait” with a group of your fellow students.