The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins
Directed by Pietra Brettkelly The TV Set New Zealand, 2007, 98 min Italian-American artist Vanessa Beecroft is so determined to save twin Sudanese orphans that she risks destroying her international reputation. Some accuse her of exploiting The Third World in photographs of herself breastfeeding the twins or publicly dousing 30 nude women with fake blood to honour the Darfur massacre. Saviour or colonialist? Artist of narcissist? Brettkelly's controversial film explores these questions.
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