NAK-ED is about our shame over our own bodies, at a time when natural nudity has become unnatural.
- Ever since I was a child, I have struggled with a bad relationship with my own body, with shame for my own nudity and my sexuality. There are many who recognize themselves in it, and for me it became very important to understand why, says director Jan Dalchow, who in the film challenges his own nudity.
The film follows nude activists and ordinary people who challenge themselves in Norway, the UK and the USA. And it follows Jan's journey from shameful, to safer on his own naked body. On the way, he meets Kenneth Sortland Myklebust, who lets people take pictures of themselves naked in a professional photo studio in his 1000 Bodies Project, and Gypsy Taub, who fights against a nude ban in San Francisco, but also ordinary people who know on how difficult it is to have a good relationship with one's own body.
The director's vision is that each of us should have a more relaxed relationship with body and nudity, and that the censorship of normal, naked bodies on our most important channels - the social media - must be stopped. The importance of seeing naked bodies that are not sorted, retouched and corrected is enormous. The censorship of people who do not fit in leads to more shame for completely normal bodies.