Western Eyes*** (2000)
Producer: National Film Board of Canada
Director: Ann Shin
Cast: Sharon Kim, Maria Reba Estante, Ceres Estante, Julie Kim, Andrea Watts, Leslie Davis, Theresa Kong, Michael Farago, Nicole LaSelva
Duration: 40 min
Western Eyes, pun with ‘westernize’, is a documentary focusing on asian women and how they perceive themselves and how they are applying the beauty standards of a western world to themselves. Of course, a mismatch occurs and from it is triggered a pretty good amount of doubts and suffering. It was a very interesting documentary. I found really sad to feel these women’s pain especially Sharon.