“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
Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she 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. 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.
It’s Monday 4th June 20:30 at Odeon Norwich (it won’t be shown on their listings, I will be there to greet you).
Unlike a traditional movie showing, the people running the screening require that 45 more tickets be reserved in the next 30 days in order for the screening to occur.
"Body confidence, body positivity, postnatal bodies, not feeling ‘yourself’. An article of Clemmie of @mother_of_daughters in Red Magazine talks about loving your body the way it is. Natalie of @stylemesunday persuaded many women to bare all last year in the name of her #WarriorWomanProject.
You're giving me feedback that body image and confidence is a topic to cover here in Norwich through the survey I'm running (here).
I came across a post by a woman in Surrey who’d been to see EMBRACE (Rating 12+) , she said it had transformed how she looked at herself and I dug a little deeper and it turns out anyone can host a one-time screening!
I want my daughter to be empowered, confident and intelligent, and I’m interested in how I can avoid her wasting time looking at herself critically in the mirror when she’s older"