16 Rachels is a docu-series following the lives of sixteen women. Told in eight episodes, each documenting two women, “16 Rachels” is presented in a free-floating style, low on context, but high on realness. The footage is self-shot, capturing private moments free from affectation or performance. As the women deal with insecurities, relationships, family issues, we’re watching their vulnerabilities and struggles exposed from the inside. Shot with a dated handycam, it’s found-footage meets cinema-verite, delivered as a series of Hi8 tapes tied together abstractly with the image of a biblical Mary apparition.