eOne and the RTS invite you to an exclusive European debut screening of the new Hulu documentary, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, followed by a Q&A with special guests.
Premiering in 2018 at Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie is a 90-minute documentary film from Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Andrea Nevins (The Other F Word) for Hulu (USA). The documentary film sees Barbie’s transformation over the years from her humble origins to her controversial persona today, throughout which Barbie has become a fashion icon, a lightning rod and a target for feminists.
In March 2019, the iconic Barbie brand will celebrate its 60th year. Featuring interviews with two-time Emmy-nominee Gloria Steinem and The New York Times best-selling authors Roxane Gay and Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders and cultural historians, the documentary reveals, through both funny and crushing archival material, and fly-on-the-wall observations of Barbie’s current architects, the progression and regression in women’s fight for equality.
Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie features newly discovered footage and unprecedented access to the inner workings of a toy giant during Barbie’s biggest reinvention, surveying 60 years of women in popular culture through the lens of this 11.5 inch, Zelig-like plastic icon.
Following the screening, director Andrea Nevins talks us through the making of the film, and what it means to tell this story at such a significant time for women and girls today. Kim Culmone, Vice President of Barbie Design at Mattel, will give an insight on what happened next for the Barbie brand from where the documentary leaves us, and an exclusive look at the plans in store for Barbie’s 60th anniversary in March 2019.
Tickets for RTS Members and a guest are complimentary but must be booked in advance.
Watch the trailer below: