Embrace the Movie by Taryn Brumfitt

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  • Location: Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina 4575 Queensland

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 world-wide 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.

Event Date  Time Location Online Booking
Wednesday 7 March 2018  4 - 6 pm  Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Pde, Bokarina  Bookings are essential  
Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina




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