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Fuego Nails – Las Mujeres De Fuego

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Directed by Mill+'s Jocelyn Anquetil, this short film, called Las Mujeres de Fuego [Women of Fire] tells the story of five hero characters, each symbolising a powerful female figure from mythology. The power of an ancient fire goddess pulses through the earth, uniting them in an uprising, ready to restore balance.

Anquetil created this mystical and empowering short film in collaboration with Dazed Beauty and Fuego Nails, which was founded by Natasha Blake, who created the brand with an ethos of sisterhood and female empowerment at its centre.

The film was produced by Lucy Hawes who, together with Jocelyn, make up production duo Juicy and the piece was crafted to be fundamentally symbolic nod to
long-standing taboos historically associated with women through mythological and religious references present in every scene.

"The nails are a sense of identity, a tiny map exploring the innermost depths of each character, and what they symbolise," says Anquetil. "Metaphorically the nails represent how we can use our hands to physically claw back from our downtrodden place in history, and reclaim the taboos that have been used to shame us as a means of empowerment’.

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