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Slim hopes : advertising and the obsession with thinness

Author: Jean Kilbourne; Sut Jhally; Media Education Foundation.
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Media Education Foundation, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slim Hopes -- a lively and engaging program suitable for a wide range of audiences -- offers an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on women's health. Addressing the relationship between these images and the obsession of girls and women with dieting and thinness, the film offers a new way to think about life-threatening eating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Kilbourne; Sut Jhally; Media Education Foundation.
ISBN: 1893521605 9781893521605
Language Note: Soundtrack in English, with optional subtitles in English.
OCLC Number: 51730535
Notes: Originally produced by the Media Education Foundation in 1995.
Special features include: Previews (112 min.); About MEF [text feature].
Credits: Editor, Sut Jhally ; director of photography, Charles Pappert ; research, Heather Odom ; executive producer, Sut Jhally.
Performer(s): Presenter, Jean Kilbourne.
Description: 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1.
Contents: Intro --
Impossible beauty --
The waif look --
Constructed bodies --
Food & sex --
Food & control --
The weight loss industry --
Freeing imaginations --
End credits.
Other Titles: Advertising and the obsession with thinness
Responsibility: a production of the Media Education Foundation ; written & presented by Jean Kilbourne ; director, Sut Jhally.
Local System Bib Number:
97203

Abstract:

Slim Hopes -- a lively and engaging program suitable for a wide range of audiences -- offers an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on women's health. Addressing the relationship between these images and the obsession of girls and women with dieting and thinness, the film offers a new way to think about life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and a well-documented critical perspective on the social impact of advertising.
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