The girls with unconventional appearance accepting themselves through social media.
Sveta Ugolek is a model, she has 45% of her body covered in burns. In an orphanage, she was bullied because she didn’t look like the others.
Masha is a blogger, she is a mulatto. Masha knows firsthand what discrimination and racial hatred are.
Sima Kozochka has a popular Instagram and experienced model. She also has diabetes, which did not prevent her from shaving her head for the first time at the age of 12.
All these girls are united by one thing. They are not afraid to publicly talk about themselves and about their features, they are learning to accept themselves through social media and through the support of loved ones. They regularly encounter hate on social media, get horrible comments, but are not afraid to defend their right to be themselves.
Thank you very much for participating in this project:
The video is part of the Goethe-Institut Moksau educational project and COLTA.RU “The Earth Is Flat - How to read media?”, dedicated to media literacy.
Director: Galina Mosalova
Camera: Peter Vorontsov
Editor: Lana Gogotishvili
Make-up: Mikhail Metelkin
Light: Dmitry Alenchev
Sound: Polina Kagan
Sound reduction: Alexander Khokhlov
Color correction: Egor Pigalev
Music: Daniel Birch “In Pursuit Of Silence”
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