When documentary filmmaker Ellie Land saw reports in the national press about an increasing trend in women undergoing labia surgery to neaten the appearance of their genitals, she set out to make a documentary exploring the subject.
Centrefold is an award-winning, animated documentary presenting the personal accounts of three women who have had a labiaplasty. Ellie Land uses animation and moving images to explore issues such as femininity, gender politics, education and identity. She is particularly interested in documenting difficult, culturally complex subjects, seeking to represent them in a way that is accessible to all audiences. Her film was officially launched at the Wellcome Trust on July 12, 2012 with a screening and lively debate chaired by Dr. Phil Hammond. Panel members included author and psychotherapist Susie Orbach and ‘Great Wall of Vagina‘ sculptor Jamie McCartney.
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WOMANS HOUR RADIO 4 25th July 2012 The Rise of Labiaplasty Operations - featuring a clip from the film and interview with Lih-Mei Liao, Centrefold’s partner and medical expert from University College London Hospitals .