"Relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing"
The body positive documentary is finally coming to the UK and I'm super psyched that School of Strut® will be hosting a screening at the Streatham Odeon on January 18th.
In my role as Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, I have been given this awesome opportunity to help spread the important message of "Embrace", a film by Taryn Brumfitt which aims to spark social change with regards to how women view their bodies.
In the film Taryn 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. She says:
“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
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.
Taryn will be at the London Premier on January 16th in Covent Garden and there will be many more screenings across the UK & Ireland over the next week. You can find out where here.
My screening will be
The Odeon Streatham
Wedensday, January 18th
Tickets are £11.50 and you can reserve yours now by visiting my Demand Film Event Page
Please share this with your friends and family. It's something i'm super passionate about. The longer I spend in the Fitness Industry, listening to women in the changing room speak so badly about their bodies, expressing their shame with their body shape and these fears are confirmed by the trainers who tell them that they know how to make the changes necessary for them to be happy. No, no, NO!
If you relate to any part of this, come and join me on January 18th and bring your loved ones.