Film Discussion: Embrace
Join us for a discussion of the film Embrace in observance of Weight Stigma Awareness Week. Watch the movie any time before the event and then join us for a discussion. Embrace is available to view free on Kanopy. Co-presented by KC Body Liberation. Please RSVP to receive a link to this online event.
About the film:
Taryn Brumfitt is a highly recognized body image activist whose powerful message has reached over 100 million people worldwide. After receiving more than 7000 emails and messages from people all over the world, Taryn realized that there was a global body-hating epidemic and felt compelled to find answers. EMBRACE is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions. Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors' top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.