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My Big White Thighs & Me

Director: Hannah Maia
Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min

A youngish woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year. As she braves the elements throughout the seasons to swim in wild places she also begins to appreciate the quiet heroism of a female life and it’s body. A story about womanhood, miscarriage, healing, loving your own skin & freezing your bum off in cold water.

Director: Hannah Maia

Hannah Maia received formal training in visual anthropology and ethnographic documentary filmmaking. Above all else she loves working on projects that get people excited and inspired for life. Hannah works under the guise of Maia Media and her previous films include Megamoon (2014), a journey by bike where love and adventure come together. A personal story of how she came to be pulling a heavy trailer across the worlds longest mountain bike trail.