Miss Inc.

Canada, 2012
Duration: 
01:10

Director: Orlando Arriagada Producer: Orlando Arriagada Screenplay: Mauricio Segura Cinematographer: Alain Fournier Editor: Guillermo Lopez Pérez Music: La Hacienda Creative

With its six Miss Universe and six Miss World titles, Venezuela is the hands-down global beauty pageant champion. After oil, pageants are the country’s second most important industry. even though 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, many women spend a fortune on their appearance, and across the country the pursuit of a modelling career and the Miss Venezuela crown is followed with near-religious fervour. exploring the backstage world of the beauty industry, this investigative documentary seeks to find out: Is beauty manufactured at whatever the cost in Venezuela?

Miss Inc. will have its World Premiere at VLAFF.

Con seis títulos de Miss Universo y seis de Miss Mundo, Venezuela es el campeón de los concursos de belleza. Después del petróleo, la industria de la belleza es la segunda más grande en el país. Aunque el 80% de la población vive por debajo del umbral de la pobreza, las mujeres gastan una fortuna en el cuidado de su apariencia y por otra parte, la carrera de modelaje y la participación en Miss Venezuela son seguidas con fervor casi religioso. Así, se realiza la pregunta ¿Cómo se construye la belleza en un contexto de profundas diferencias sociales?

09-Sep-2012
12:30 pm|SFU Harbour Centre (HARB) - Free Admission
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Orlando arriagada was born in the Chilean Andes and now resides in Quebec. He is the president and lead producer of Pimiento. He has produced over 30 documentaries including Guantanamera Boxe, 50 tonnes d’épinettes and PachaMama, cuisine des Premières Nations. His directorial debut, Detrás del milagro, screened at VLAFF 2011.