Qudsia Ali and Salma Hasan’s new short film ‘XXL’ addresses body shamers

Short of the week

Switch on the telly and chances are you will be bombarded with images of women who look nothing short of perfect. Take a walk down the street in your neighbourhood and you will be hard-pressed to find anyone who looks like that. Thankfully, ever since the body positivity movement started a couple of years ago, the media has woken up to the fact that people come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, and that you can love yourself for who you are and what you look like. One such short film that celebrates our bodies in all their forms is Qudsia Ali and Salma Hasan’s new short XXL. Ms Seemeen Naveed, the executive producer stated, “For too long our society has shamed human beings for being the humans they are. There is a lack of tolerance and acceptance and a silent expectedness for females and males to act and look in certain ways. However, these ideals affect one’s mental health in extreme ways. This production aims to highlight the abuse that is involved in shaming humans for the way they look and forcing them to fit into society’s ideals and the consequences that can follow. As with all of SeePrime’s shorts, we hope to provide content that sparks introspection and a positive change in our society.”