Private Project

Feminine Singular

Coproduction : Canada - Argentina

Logline: "A celebration of womanhood unveiling the empowering stories of 30 Argentinian women."

Synopsis : "Unveiling the essence of femininity, 'Feminine Singular' takes you on a transformative journey into the lives of 30 Argentinean women. Through their unique stories and the captivating power of performance, this documentary explores the depth and singularity of their identities. Experience the celebration of female strength, resilience, and the boundless diversity that shape our understanding of "being a woman."

  • Dorian Shine
    Director
  • Dorian Shine
    Writer
  • Oliver Harry Shine
    Producer
  • Flora Ferrari
    Key Cast
  • Alejandra Ceriani
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Portella
    Key Cast
  • Julia Nuin
    Key Cast
  • Laura Denmar
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Femenino Singular
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    women, feminism, latino, LGBTQ+, Documentary, Art, performance art, experimental, ethnographic
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Canada
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dorian Shine

Dorian Shine is an accomplished and dynamic artist originally from North Africa and currently based in Canada. With an extensive background in theatre, cinema, and performance art, Dorian approaches their craft with an unwavering passion and an insatiable hunger for artistic growth. Their pursuit of a master's program in performance art showcases their commitment to delving deeper into the intricacies of this diverse art form and exploring new creative possibilities.

Throughout their artistic journey, Dorian actively engages with diverse audiences, using their platform to advocate for underrepresented voices. They have become a prominent figure in various festivals dedicated to theatre, film, and performance art, using these platforms to bring attention to marginalized perspectives. Notably, Dorian displayed remarkable resilience and creativity during the pandemic by founding the groundbreaking Resist Film Festival. This innovative initiative centered on LGBTQ+, social justice, and feminist themes, providing a much-needed space to amplify voices that are often silenced. By shedding light on important narratives, the festival became a catalyst for change and empowerment. Beyond in their commitment to uplift marginalized communities, they serve as an artivist and journalist, utilizing their creative talents to empower and give voice to those who have been historically overlooked. Their work aims to break down barriers and challenge societal norms, inspiring positive change in the world.

In the realm of documentary filmmaking, Dorian Shine debut feature, "Feminine Singular," is a captivating exploration of the vibrant identities of Latina women. This thought-provoking documentary defies conventional categorizations and offers an intimate and unique perspective on female identity. With their storytelling prowess, Dorian captivates audiences, provoking discussions on important themes of identity and representation.

Dorian Shine's unwavering dedication to artistic exploration and their commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices make them a true trailblazer in the contemporary art scene. Through their multifaceted talents and boundless creativity, they continue to push boundaries, inspire audiences, and shape the vibrant landscape of contemporary art.

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Director Statement

In my artistic journey, I am driven by an unwavering commitment to the feminist cause, sparking a passionate exploration of gender and the social fabric that shapes our identities. As a versatile artist in writing, directing, and performing, I immerse myself in the profound depths of these subjects, seeking to break free from conventional boundaries by creating an art that resonates with the pulse of a contemporary discourse.

In the immersive embrace of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a profound epiphany unfolds through the extraordinary sagas of women, spanning generations and diverse cultural hues. This transcendent encounter births a universal revelation—the essence of femininity defies confines of borders and cultural moorings. This metamorphic odyssey reshapes my perception of womanhood, enkindling a zeal to sculpt an authentic and empathic narrative mirroring these women's lives. Their boundless spirit bequeaths life to the kaleidoscopic "Feminine Singular," a testament to resilience, strength, and unwavering individuality.

Embarking upon "Feminine Singular's" exhilarating expedition, audiences entwine with captivating tales, transcending conventional boundaries through a visual symphony. Bodies become vessels of profound expression, testimonies cascading like emancipating waves. As girls and women, aged 4 to 80, enrapture the camera, magnetic presence blurs personal and collective realms, immersing viewers in the raw splendor of diverse stories, interlacing perspectives into an embroidered tapestry of collective experience. Themes of justice, resilience, diversity, maternity, sexuality, social perception, equality, and more delve into human essence.

Breaking new ground in cinematic expression, "Feminine Singular" pioneers the genre of the performatic documentary —a revolutionary fusion of performance art and documentary filmmaking. Combining evocative performances with intimate interviews, the film creates an immersive experience that dissolves the boundaries between observer and participant. This innovative approach empowers viewers to become active co-creators of the narrative, enriching the emotional landscape and forging a profound personal resonance with the film.

My hope burgeons that "Feminine Singular" engenders metamorphosis, a catalyst for dialogue, unity, and celebration of shared humanity—nurturing acceptance, reflection, and harmonious coexistence. By highlighting the universality of human experiences and the intricacies of womanhood, the film becomes a universal language of connection and understanding, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries.