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Films // Coming up // Embrace - the Documentary
7 April
Saturday
8:00pm

Embrace - the Documentary

 “EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The project has been supported by nearly 9000 Kickstarter pledgers who responded to a fundraising trailer I released in 2014, which has now had over 25 million internet views.

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

   

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.

After 24 months of travelling, interviewing, production and post production Taryn and the Embrace team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing.

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.

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Praise for Embrace

 

★★★★★

"A compelling, inspiring viewing experience that is in no short supply of joy and triumph"

 - EMPIRE MAGAZINE

“A powerful, and important film. Beautifully executed and just so so imperative for girls and women everywhere.”

- RICKI LAKE

 "Brilliant, inspiring and mind changing. Take your daughters, your sons, your mum, your sister, your friends"

 - MIA FREEDMAN, MAMAMIA

 


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