Free screening of body image documentary

The documentary film Embrace will screen in the Heath Lecture Theatre next week

The documentary film Embrace will screen in the Heath Lecture Theatre next week

By Claire Melloy, Director of Student Development

Embrace is a documentary that uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what we can do about it.

It explores the sexualisation and objectification of girls and women in the media and modern culture.

The film examines the role of the media, the fashion industry, educators and policy makers in changing this culture.

The inspiration for EMBRACE came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary EMBRACE was born.” – Embrace Director Taryn Brumfitt

Watch the trailer

Date:              Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Times:            Screening between 6:00pm – 7:30pm
                       Q&A with Counsellors between 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:        Heath Lecture Theatre, Radford College

            

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