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The Illusionists is an upcoming feature-length documentary about the commodification of the body and the marketing of unattainable beauty around the world.

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Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. THE ILLUSIONISTS turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.

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“To men a man is but a mind. Who cares what face he carries or what he wears? But a woman’s body is the woman” – Ambrose Bierce (1906)