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The Ritual to Beauty

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Maria Marrone

Synopsis

THE RITUAL TO BEAUTY is a mixed media piece integrating the stylization of documentary and spoken word. Inspired by Shenny’s one-woman show “What Happens to Brown Girls Who Never Learn How to Love Themselves Brown?”, this piece invites you to witness the meaning of beauty through three generations of Dominican women. The grandmother, the mother, and the daughter. In learning about the ritual to beauty that was passed down to each woman, there is a pain buried deep in the denial of their blackness. It is only through the secret voice in the water, that the daughter is able to release herself from a pain she’s been holding onto since she was born. By forgiving herself and the women before her, will she finally see just how beautiful she is when she’s free?

Details

Year
2020
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
14 min 07 sec
Format
Digital
Director
Shenny de Los Angeles, Maria Marrone
Producer
Shenny de Los Angeles, Maria Marrone
Co-Producer
Maria Marrone
Executive Producer
Shenny de Los Angeles
Editor
Maria Marrone
Screenwriter
Shenny de Los Angeles
Director of Photography
Maria Marrone
Production Designer
Shenny de Los Angeles, Maria Marrone
Sound
Jose Escobar
Music
Amyra Leon
Principal Cast
Marina Eugenia Belliard Rojas, Chenny Bright, Shenny de Los Angeles

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 29th June 2022

Production Company

theritualtobeauty@gmail.com