Françoise Spiekermeier, photojournalist and social anthropologist, has always been fascinated with images in fashion and representations of the body. The subject of beauty – even on the battlefield – has always been very important in all her work, and in BeautieS, the subject takes center stage.
Throughout her exotic and extraordinary travels Françoise seeks out the most fascinating in beauty rituals – from body painting with mud, headdresses made of feathers and tin cans, and women who cut their hair only once in their lifetime…to buttocks injected with carbon dioxide for extra plumpness, a place where white and black are divided among the sexes, and the secret to eternal beauty and longevity.
Join Françoise across Ethiopia, India, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, China, Panama and Japan, as she discovers that there are as many different and unusual notions of beauty as there are beautiful people in the world.
- Travel & Discovery
- Producer(s) & Channel(s):
- One Planet / Canal +
- J.B Erreca / J.Coulon / F.Jego / E.Beaufils / J.M Barrère
- Françoise Spiekermeier
- 2012 - 2013
- English / French
- Available rights: