Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins, Directed by Pietra Brettkelly
The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins, Directed by Pietra Brettkelly
2008 Screening

The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins - Screening 3

The Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor St W

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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