Dying to Be Perfect

Dying to Be Perfect

Release date:

1988

Running time:

27 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

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Three to four percent of North American women between the ages of 15 and 25 will suffer from a severe eating disorder. Two survivors, Erin and Molly, speak frankly about their battles with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. They describe their experiences at the onset of the disorder, through its progression and treatment, to how it has affected their lives today. We also hear about a family's experience of coping with the disease through the voice of Audrey, who describes her daughter's long period of anorexia. Her voice accompanies excerpts from a dance performance by C. Lee, "On the Road to Anorexia."

Award(s): Bronze Apple Award, National Educational Film & Video Festival; Best Documentary, B.C. Film Festival; Finalist, American Film & Video Festival

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