While the immediate connotation of “Lolita” is Nabokov’s masterpiece, this documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the world of a different Lolita. Originally from Japan’s Harajuku district, the Lolita fashion style with its unabashedly adorable hair bows, petticoats, and knee-socks – has been transplanted all over the world. Explore the Chicago community from the perspective of four collegiate Lolitas, as they examine the origins, peculiarities, and personal meanings of the quickly growing subculture. This film was created by Lokchi Lam, Christine Lim, Elena Guobyte and Jasmine Heiss for a documentary production class at the University of Chicago, taught by the incredible Judy Hoffman. All the work (pitching to screening) was completed in a nine-week period. We used a Panasonic DVX-100A camera and Final Cut Pro for editing.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
A compelling documentary about shea butter production and its cultural importance to the women of West Africa.