Follow one woman's search for the Hottentot Venus, the legendary link between ape and human and icon of black female subjectivity. Edwards's film explores the construction of race through both scientific discourse on the body (as a body is graphically exposed for the camera by a forensic pathologist) and personal narratives by women who have struggled with the health care system.
Visit www.yukoedwards.com for more information about film director and photographer Yuko Edwards.
• Winner of the Brooklyn Arts Council 32nd Annual Film & Video Festival
• 1998 Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival