This exclusive short film will challenge your perception of beauty

By Vogue Scandinavia

Exclusive to Vogue Scandinavia, created by artist Harmonia Rosales and director Jonas Bang, Birth of Oshun elaborates on the question that is core to Rosales' works: 'Why have we accepted Eurocentric perceptions of beauty and historical narratives for so long?'

'Why have we accepted Eurocentric perceptions of beauty and historical narratives for so long?' asks Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales throughout her repertoire of works.


The exclusive short film ‘Birth of Oshun’, created collaboratively by Rosales and Danish director Jonas Bang – and based on the artist’s ground-breaking 2017 artwork – reimagines Botticelli’s masterpiece ‘The Birth of Venus’ with BIPOC figures in roles of power and beauty.

Click the blink below to watch the full film at Vogue Scandinavia's Youtube channel.

Starring: Ivy Khumalo
VO: Aisha Hinds
Directors: Harmonia Rosales & Jonas Bang
Producers: Sara Samsøe & Rebecca Thorbøll
DOP: João de Botelho
Editor: Amber Saunders at Cabin Edit
Casting Director: Mona M. Ali at Fiiri Agency
Diversity and Inclusion consultant: Mona M. Ali
Colourist: Luke Morrison at Electric Theatre Collective
Dir Assistant: Naghmeh Pour
Production Designer: Fatima Fransson
Gaffer: Viggo Grumme
MUA: Louise Bruun
VFX: Velimir Ivanov & Bogomil Georgiev at B2Y Productions
Sound Designer: Jakob Strandgaard
Costume Designer: Nanna Bernholm
Executive Producers: Sara Samsøe & Thor Brammer Jacobsen
Production Company new—land
Assistant to Harmonia Rosales: Mara Tatevosian
Business Consultant: Maurice Smith
1st AD: Casper Holm
1st AC & Loader: Bertil Rosenkrands
Best Boy: Otto Grumme
Grip: Christian Brøndum
Production Designers Assistants: Sara Helene Tilgaard Rasmussen & Bjørt Dánialsdóttir Johansen
Runners: Roberta Kølpin & Ulrikke Thorbøll
Post Producer: Sara Samsøe & Rebecca Thorbøll
AE: Graig Griffiths at Cabin Edit
Executive Producer: Kayt Hall at Cabin Edit
Cabin Edit Producer: Ruth Minkley at Cabin Edit
Colour Producer: Olivia Jessop at Electric Theatre Collective
Log + Load: Adam Benjamin Mikkelse

Special thanks to:
Everyone on the crew
Nadja Skærbæk & the snakes
Marcel Zyskind
Storyline Studios
The Lab
Electric Theatre Collective Cabin Edit