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Naked On The InsideAustralia 2007
Directed by Kim Farrant
Running time 81 minutes
Farrant coaxes each one along a process of self–reflection and self-revelation that is quite remarkable. Not all the segments work as well as each other with the Hispanic gang member the least engaging (I first saw this documentary on SBS TV and his portions had been edited out) but overall it is a remarkable portrait of the human condition insofar as it means reconciling ourselves with other people’s appearance-based judgements of us . From former super-model Carré Otis talking about the difference between image and reality in her seeming perfect world to the extraordinary self-exposure of Brisbane mother, Rick Stray, who struggles with breast cancer and the remarkable Dave Toole who has parlayed a major physical handicap into an international career, Naked On The Inside is a wonderful antidote to self-pity.
DVD Extras: Director's Commentary; Interview with Kim Farrant; Outtakes; Popcorn Taxi Q&A with producer Ian Walker and director Kim Farrant hosted by Megan Spencer.
Available from: Madman