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All this week we’ve been featuring POV films that are a part of the PBS Online Film Festival. Today, we’re highlighting 34x25x36, the latest installment in a trilogy about body image that shows the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory outside Los Angeles and the musings of the designers who decide what the perfect female body should look like.

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Inside a mannequin factory near Los Angeles.
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Want to know more about this film?

  • Watch filmmaker Jesse Epstein tell POV about body image in our culture and whether we really need to have an idea of the “perfect” body.
  • Teachers: Download a lesson plan that asks students to analyze beauty ideals and depictions of body image in popular culture.

Find out more about the PBS Online Film Festival and check out more surprising short stories — that only public media could tell — on the official festival site.

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.