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Self Made 15 rating

Artist Gillian Wearing’s ‘documentary’ observes seven people creating (fantasy?) identities in collaboration with a drama teacher. Raw and revealing.

Documentary 2011 84 mins

Director: Gillian Wearing


For this ‘documentary’ artist Gillian Wearing brought together seven volunteers who, in workshops with a drama teacher, created fantasy identities for themselves through discussion and in short films. A fascinating exploration of the relationship between reality and representation, performance and identity, the film is raw, revealing and at times very affecting.