Dove celebrates natural beauty in Selfie short at Sundance

Dove: celebrates natural beauty in Selfie short at Sundance festival
Dove: celebrates natural beauty in Selfie short at Sundance festival

Unilever's Dove brand is airing a seven-minute short film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that highlights the role social media and 'selfies' are playing in "redefining beauty" for young women.

The short, called ‘Selfie’, has been made by award-winning documentary-maker Cynthia Wade and charts the "journeys" of various girls and their mothers in western Massachusetts as they "create a new type of selfie that celebrates their unique beauty".

The film was made as part of Unilever’s Campaign For Real Beauty, which was launched after research conducted two years ago by Dove found that only 2 per cent of women across the globe believed they are beautiful.

The Sundance Film Festival, which was founded by actor and director Robert Redford, is running this year from 16 to 26 January.

Client: Unilever North America

Brand: Dove

Director: Cynthia Wade

Producer: Sharon Liese

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