Cultural tidbits and such



I just saw this brief documentary called SHORT by Edan Alterman. It is Israeli and as the title would indicate it is about being short. The director himself is short (5' 4") and he speaks with other short men and a few children/teenagers who are shorter than most people in their grade. I thought it was all very interesting, mostly about the image or stereotype of short men, but not particularly novel. I liked that it made me think about issues/facts that don't come up everyday.

I would have been interested to have him talk to girls maybe short and/or really tall and see what their thoughts are about their height. He did show some footage of girls talking to boys about their height, but I think talking to girls and women about their own hieght could have been revealing. 4/5