Queen Size Beauty

  • Beauté, grandeur nature
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2005
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 52 (in minutes)

The "Nanas Benz" Beauty Pageant in Benin is inspiring a new generation of African women, much like Zimbabwe's own "Biggie Matofotofo" Pageant. During the 2004 "Nanas Benz" competition in Cotonou, several young hopefuls talked to the filmmaker about their preoccupations, their personal relationships, family and professional lives. In loving their plus size bodies, they set a new ideal of an "average" size and speak boldly, with confidence and humour, about contemporary issues that affect them each day.


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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