Embrace

Presented by the Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre – Doors at 3:00pm

For Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) 2019, Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre and Joel Harden, MPP Ottawa Centre are pleased to present Embrace, a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image, and the role that media and the advertising industry have played in creating a culture of body shaming and body loathing among women and girls.

The inspiration for Embrace came about after Taryn Brumfitt 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.

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.

Hopewell is able to present this film with a ZERO admission cost for guests. That’s right – this is a FREE showing!

We simply ask that if you enjoy the film, you consider donating back to Hopewell so we can continue to support those affected by an eating disorder, and engage in vital prevention, education and outreach efforts such as this movie screening.

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