The educational version of the film is now out!
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“The Illusionists teases apart complex ideas about power, consumerism and beauty, and leaves the viewer feeling enlightened and ready to make change.”
– Claire Mysko | National Eating Disorders Association

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About the Film

The Illusionists is a documentary about the body as the “finest consumer object” and the pursuit of ideal beauty around the world. Or: how corporations are getting richer by making us feel insecure about the way we look.

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Educational Distribution

Worldwide educational release:

The Illusionists is distributed by the Media Education Foundation. You can purchase the film for your library, classroom or for streaming here:

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Who’s talking about us

We are incredibly grateful to have amazing press coverage about our documentary project: Vogue, New York Magazine, Jezebel, Upworthy, Feministing, Indiewire and many others have talked about us. Check out the full coverage here.