The Latest Subject of Dove's Beauty Effort: The Selfie
Continuing its efforts to lift the veil on women's self-image (as explored in campaigns such as Real Beauty Sketches), Unilever's Dove brand has commissioned a short film. "Selfie" was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and will tie in with a social-media campaign.
The seven-minute film (a three-minute version of which can be seen here ) is directed by documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade and produced by Sharon Liese, the creator and executive producer of the 2008 documentary High School Confidential. It challenges a group of young girls to "make an honest selfie" and have their mothers do the same. The photos are then uploaded to a gallery on a newly created website, dovebeautyis.com, where viewers are encouraged to debate what beauty is using the social media hashtag #beautyis.