Dying to be thin

United States, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “W5”.
An examination of the slimmer’s desease, anorexia nervosa. Through interviews with those who have, or have had the disorder, examines the psychological and societal pressures which induce young women to diet to the point of starvation.

Credits

producer

Joan Donaldson

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Appears in

W5

Group of items

W5

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32825

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social psychology

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Anorexia Nervosa

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Body image

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diet

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Eating disorders

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Self-perception

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Social psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Psychology

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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