Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire everyBODY
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Frank W. Olin Hall
Babson College, Wellesley
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Film screening will be followed by a discussion and facilitated audience Q&A with Dr. Lindsay Segar, Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Babson College and Dr. Monica O'Neal, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Harvard Medical School.
Refreshments to follow.
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated - Contains Nudity, Language
Watch the official trailer - https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/
When Australian woman Taryn Brumfitt posted an
unconventional before-and-after photo (celebrating body diversity) on Facebook
in 2013 it was shared worldwide and seen by more than 100 million people.
The overwhelming response inspired Taryn to learn more about
the global issue of body loathing. She launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2014
to produce a documentary film. Her campaign was supported by nearly 9,000
Kickstarter donors who pledged more than $330,000. Babson College's Center for
Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) was proudly one of the first
corporate-level sponsors of the project.
Released in 2016, the documentary "Embrace"
follows Taryn’s crusade 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 effervescent style,
Taryn explores the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find
Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film
Festival, where it was chosen as one of the festival directors’ top 5 picks. It
was released in the US in September, 2016.
"Our body is not an ornament but a vehicle, says Taryn
Brumffit, whose life-endorsing documentary is a surprisingly moving experience.
Surprising because the film canvasses issues far beyond the superficial stories
about Photoshop, skinny supermodels and unattainable beauty. In her debut film,
Bruffit, who garnered attention with arresting before and after photographs of
herself posted on social media, has created an inspiring work in which the
different ideals of beauty are explored."
-- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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