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The Changing Face of Beauty in Northeast India

The Apatani women of India's Ziro Valley were once famous for their facial tattoos and nose plugs, but this practice has declined over the past two decades. In this captivating short from filmmakers Matteo Vegetti and Sarah Trevisiol, Apatani elder Bullo Dith talks about how her culture has changed.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.