The Illusionists

The Illusionists

A Film About the Globalization of Beauty

Streaming Video - 2015
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The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from Harvard to the halls of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon&́#x80;™s office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo&́#x80;™s Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences. Features Jean Kilbourne, Susie Orbach, Laura Mulvey, Gail Dines, Susan Linn, and other prominent sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists, and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo kanopy
Characteristics: 1 streaming video (54 min.)
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