- Official Selection -
2008 IDFA International Documentary Festival
Amsterdam & 10 Other International Film Festivals
PETALS: JOURNEY INTO SELF DISCOVERY
This remarkable video documentary examines and questions the many unspoken myths about the appearance and nature of women's genitalia. The essence of a woman's sexuality -- her vulva – has been a taboo subject of depiction by cultures locked into fear of our basic physical nature. These deep-seated beliefs directly affect sexual self-esteem. This movie records the reactions of sex educators, women's health professionals, art critics, female activists, and more as they confront the physical mystery of womanhood. The Petals video is 48 minutes in duration, a desirable length for classroom or group presentations. The video includes BONUS FEATURES; resourceful and engaging sex education tools:
• Betty Dodson PhD, a legendary teacher, highlights a lifetime of her art and sexual teaching experiences recorded at the Erotica Arts Festival in Victoria B.C.
• Ina Laughing Winds illustrates a unique insight into the sexual nature of the female body found in the practical wisdom of the ancient & native traditions.
• Linda Savage PhD provides an authoritative historical perspective into the sexual wisdom and rituals found in honoring the feminine.
• 48 Petals Images by Nick Karras found in his book Petals.
This we guarantee: The discussion that you will have after viewing this film, either with a partner or in a group situation, will be like none you've ever had before!