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2nd(1999)



The Body Beautiful

Ngozi Onwurah

  • UK
  • 1991
  • 23min
  • 16mmm
  • color

What is the body to a mother, a daughter, a woman? Can the fat, single-breasted body of an old mother, and that of a healthy youthful daughter have the same meaning for each person? Through the tension and reconciliation between a white mother who has lost her breast through a mastectomy and her black daughter who is a model, the film provocatively explores problems such as the effects of bodily images, the tensions of racial, sexual identities and the strong bond between a mother and daughter. The film provides sometimes become a war-zone of pleasure, power and disease. In this autobiographical film by Anglo-Nigerian director, Ngozi Onwurah, the performance of the mother whom Madge Onwurah, the director’s mother plays is especially impressive. (Kwon Eun-Sun)

Director

  • Ngozi OnwurahNgozi Onwurah

    Born as the daughter of a Nigerian black father and a white mother in 1962, Onwurah graduated from St. Martin\'s film School in London in 1988. With her racial identity as her basis, Onwurah directed short films questioning the appearance of black women in the media, racial prejudice and discrimination and the myth of black women\'s sexuality. Her films present controversial issues with rich imagery and lyricism. Films include Coffee Colored Children and And Still I Rise.

Credit

  • ProducerLin Solomon
  • Cast Madge Onwurah, Sian Martin
  • Screenwriter Ngozi Onwurah
  • Cinematography Peter Collis
  • Editor Liz Webber
  • Sound Richard Gray