Mirror me is about two young people who in different ways reflect on their identity and their relationships on social media. They mirror each other and can thus tell a common story that will change them both before the night reaches its dawn.
Essie use her Instagram to create connection and pride, and to express hers political conviction. She wants to change who has the power. Not least, those who have the power over our bodies.
Peppe vloggs about his life, with the camera as a shield, he can be himself and stand out most of the time. But who is he when the camera turns off when the followers no longer see him. What does he do with what’s too hard to shoot?
When a picture begins to circulate in the wrong context, Essie’s life collapses with the life online. Two worlds she kept tightly separated threatens to both collide. Peppe is accused of something he has not even done. Or? Are you accomplice when you can not intervene, but you know something is wrong? Are you responsible if something you did have consequences you could never imagine.
Where are the limits of what we can say and not say, in reality and on social media. What pictures can we share and what happens if something goes wrong?
Never before have we taken as many self-portraits as now. We constantly show up new images of our faces and bodies to tell others about our day, our lives, what we are, how we feel and what we like. The pictures we put on social media express our identity.
To edit the image by oneself, add filters, find the nicest angle for their snapchat, or its instagram image, every young person can fix that in a few seconds. But what does it really mean to have access to their own story, their own image and to share it with others. How do we meet each other in a world where everything is spinning so fast. How do we reflect on the story of one’s life?