About Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a series of new short documentaries created by students in the Mass Communications Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The films were produced as individual projects for MC 454, a documentary production course taught by Tom Atwood. (See more student documentaries)

Featured Documentary: Body Hair: The Last Taboo

Body Hair: The Last Taboo from Kaleidoscope on Vimeo. Why do women shave? Filmmaker Chia-Ying Yen explores the current and historical pressures on women to be beautiful–and smooth. As a student, Yen produced the film for MC 454, a documentary production course in the Mass Communications Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.