- Main contributors
Precht, Carla; Israel, Diane; Man, Kathleen; SheArt Productions; Salmon Pictures
Diane Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her long and agonizing personal struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempt to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness. The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, bodybuilders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors.
Media Education Foundation
Documentary films; Autobiographical films
Personal and Family Lives; Sports, Recreation; Health, Family Studies; Anorexia nervosa -- Patients -- United States -- Biography; Exercise addiction -- Patients -- United States -- Biography; Body image; Beauty, Personal -- Psychological aspects; Competition (Psychology) -- Health aspects
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
Distinctive Media Collections
- Rights Statement
- In Copyright
Access is restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
- Physical Description
53 minutes; color
Films @ UM
Access condition: campus-only.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090485; Fedora 2 PID: umd:76404; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/10664; Catalog Key: alephsys003886163; OCLC: ocn664353846
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