Is this a contender for the most interesting outdoor film in 2018?
It certainly looks like it. My Big White Thighs and Me has just won at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShaFF) and looks set to inspire a horde of adventure seekers to get out of the living room and into their swimsuits.
My Big White Thighs and Me – A Film by Hannah Maia
In short, the story follows a “young-ish woman” who has fallen out of love with her physical appearance. For this reason, Hannah Maia sets herself the goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for one year. As a result, the film follows Hannah as she searches out wild and beautiful places to keep her promise in hope that it will lead to a greater change.
Life is indeed better when you wear a swimsuit
At the same time, this is not just an outdoor adventure film, and more of a personal story about womanhood, miscarriage, healing and loving your own skin. The truth is, most of the words above are borrowed from Hannah’s description of her own film which is self produced at Maia Media. Furthermore, I obviously know nothing about womanhood or the reasons for which any healing might have been necessary in the first place.
However, I can appreciate a meaningful story and while the stunning scenes in this trailer are nothing short of mesmerizing, I feel as though the simplicity is what grips me and compels me to know more.
My Big White Thighs and Me is currently screening in various parts of the UK and due for release on digital download at a later date.