On the eve of Media Literacy Week, Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre is 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.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Harry P Ward Foundation, Hopewell is able to present this film with a ZERO admission cost for guests.