The tragic story of Isabelle Caro who rose to fame from Oliviero Toscani's "NO-Anorexia" campaign.
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Official Selection, IDFA Forum, 2012
Kiki Allgeier is a filmmaker specializing in both visceral and artistic documentary as well as hyper-stylized analogue worlds. She has shot in over 15 countries with the hope of understanding the human experience from as many cultures as possible. Kiki lives in Los Angeles but she still calls New York City home.
Gerd Haag initially worked as author and freelance editor for literature programs at WDR. In 1979 he established TAG/TRAUM filmproduction, mainly as a director of feature films and documentaries. In the mid-1990s he switched his focus to creative producing of documentary films, TV movies and feature films. Until today TAG/TRAUM filmproduction produces international co-productions for cinema and TV as well as TV documentaries mostly in the fields of social issues, culture and history.
Isabelle was not the famous anorexic to me. She was not the model of Oliviero Toscani's campaign. Isabelle was not someone I was afraid of or tip toed around. To me, Isabelle was a human. Isabelle is still featured to this day as the famous anorexic but I don't think that's why she is so frequently used. Isabelle had something about her that grabbed people. She was famous for the image but an image can't sustain without someone fascinating behind it. On a personal level I want to give Isabelle the chance to tell her truth. On a bigger level, I think it is very important for us to look at what Isabelle accomplished and question our society that still has not addressed the problem of her unique fame to begin with.