Queensland Women's Week 2018 recognises and celebrates the achievements of Queensland's women and girls. This year Queensland Women's Week celebrations will be held from 3 to 11 March with the theme 'Celebrate wellbeing. Everybody wins'.
One of the fantastic opportunities within the week is the movie screening of Embrace at Lake Kawana Community Centre on Wednesday 7 March, presented by Sunshine Caost Council.
Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
After posting an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet back in 2013 a media frenzy was sparked. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. Taryn soon realised how restrictive four minute television interviews, 800 word articles and only 140 characters on Twitter can be. The issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary Embrace was born.
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.
The movie length is 90 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. The Lake Kawana kiosk will be open for the purchase of snacks prior to the screening.
Embrace the Movie by Taryn Brumfitt
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Lake Kawana Community Centre
Free. Bookings essential.
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