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Abigail Child 

1948

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Is this what you were born for? Is one of the most assured and important projects to have emerged over the last decade. Constructing from and subverting a wide galaxy of source materials, these films are archaeological digs into the very stuff, the conceptions, we are born into. 

Abigail Child was born in 1948 and graduate 1968 from History and Literature from Harvard University. At the beginning of the decade of the 70’s Child became famous for their production of documentaries films. The most famous is tittle “Is this what you were born” in which Child analyses the gender relations exposed in the cinematography industry 

“The myth of the ‘body beautiful’ is effectively debunked in an overwhelming swirl of movement and sound” (Lux, 1985). With shots of previous movies Child enclosed producing seven independent documentaries

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