About being fat, from a fat perspective.
Directed and edited by award-winning documentarist Lorna Boschman,
the tape is a rare opportunity to listen to private conversations
between Boschman and her collaborators.
The "fat experts" are surrounded in the frame by fat animals,
creating a multi-layered articulation of power and grace.
Topics discussed include self-image, growing up fat,
cross-cultural comparisons of attitudes,
and experiences in intimate relationships.
Beautifully shot and intelligently edited,
"Fat World" is a must-see for anyone who
has ever questioned socially
imposed standards of beauty.
Canada, 1995, 25 min, colour