All Things Nice

All Things Nice

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By the time girls have become women, they've been socialized to associate beauty with slenderness. In All Things Nice, filmmakers Lulu Keating and Elisabeth Belliveau all but founder themselves in an act of hilarious subversion-a contest to see who can stomach the most Cherry Blossom chocolate bars!

Becoming Barbie

Becoming Barbie

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This sobering and enlightening documentary examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in a society where diet products are a $74 billion dollar industry.

Captured: From Footbinding to Stilettos

Captured: From Footbinding to Stilettos

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Just as the practice of footbinding was followed for centuries in China, the practice of wearing high heels has been promoted in the western world as a symbol of feminine beauty and desirability. But what happens to the body when they are worn?

Craving

Craving

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In this powerful performance by Delphine Brooker, an expectant mother chronicles her struggle with anorexia nervosa to her unborn child.

Dying to Be Perfect

Dying to Be Perfect

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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.

Face First

Face First

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In Face First, filmmaker Mike Grundmann and three other remarkable individuals who grew up with facial birth defects open old, surgically-sealed wounds to tell stark anecdotes about the physical pain of corrective surgery and the psychological sting of ridicule and rejection.

i see the fear

i see the fear

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In 2004, visual artists joe average & jamie griffiths entered into a creative therapeutic photography process, to allow joe to explore his experience of living and coping with Lipoatrophy caused by antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS.

Josefs Daughter

Josef's Daughter

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A Montreal woman delivers a compelling meditation on mortality and family dynamics.

the lines i draw upon my body

the lines i draw upon my body

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the lines i draw upon my body by Jody Franklin and Dena Ashbaugh is a deeply personal account of one woman's 20-year struggle with eating disorders.

My Name Was January

My Name Was January

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When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home, a community reacts. Her friends and other trans women of colour come to voice their issues, concerns, and challenges.

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [46 min version]

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [46 min version]

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Examines the general sense of "dis-ease" in society and the increasing normalcy of hating ourselves. Three women use film to move away from the self-destructive practices of disordered eating toward those that are self-creating.

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [62 min version]

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [62 min version]

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Examines the general sense of "dis-ease" in society and the increasing normalcy of hating ourselves. Three women use film to move away from the self-destructive practices of disordered eating toward those that are self-creating.

On a Moving Path

On a Moving Path

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With an approach that is both poetic and personal, this documentary portrays the variety of emotions experienced by women diagnosed with breast cancer as they attempt to cope with their new reality and what awaits them in the future.

Remnants

Remnants

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In a dark, baroque-inspired mansion lined with extravagant and bizzare ornaments, a young girl succumbs to the allure of embellished beauty and heedlessly reconstructs herself into a human doll.

Through True Eyes: the process of recovery from eating disorders

Through True Eyes: the process of recovery from eating disorders

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This documentary is based on research by Kate Weaver, R.N., PhD., University of New Brunswick. Three women share experiences of their battle with eating disorders, through onset, hospitalization and recovery.

Tiara

Tiara

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An investigation into Canada's Asian communities' fascination with beauty pageants that explores the events, the pressure and how representation of beauty in popular media drives girls and their families to participate.

The Venus of Cook Street

The Venus of Cook Street

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With exceptional animation and haunting cello music, filmmaker Christine Moulson asks viewers to consider images of ideal beauty in The Venus of Cook Street.

Your Name in Cellulite

Your Name in Cellulite

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Award-winning animation by Gail Noonan portrays the fallout from the quest of the perfect body.