Watch Yellow Fever, A Beautiful Animated Short From Kenya
It’s a smart take on globalized beauty standards.
Kenyan filmmaker and animator Ng'endo Mukii pulls no punches on "Yellow Fever," a sharp-witted short film that explores globalized notions of beauty standards. The short, which has found success on the festival circuit, combines animation and live-action choreography to confront Mukii's own experiences with self-image, as well as those of her community's—her mother, sister, niece, the woman who braids her hair all factor into her depiction of the generational effects of the colonial gaze on African women. Watch above for a beautiful take on a crucial subject.