The Famine within

Canada, 1990

Film
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The Famine within is a Canadian feature length documentary film about the contemporary obsession with body size and shape. Under the coercive powers of consumerism and the mass media, women have come to view their bodies as marketable objects and to judge them according to the unrealistic standards of the body ideal. Combining the direct testimony of many women who have suffered from body obsession, this film explores the kind of hunger that cannot be satisfied by food. Best Feature Documentary 1991 Genie Awards (Canada).

Credits

production company

Kandor Productions

producer/director

Katherine Gilday

Duration

01:29:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302843

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

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

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

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

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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