Overcoming Eating Disorders
Analysis from experts and personal insights from college students guide this illuminating examination of the cultural, medical, and psychological dynamics of disordered eating. Focusing on the stories of seven college students, the film looks at the clinical considerations involved with anemia and bulimia, and unpacks the extremely difficult personal dimensions of these illnesses. Along the way, the film offers valuable information about how to recognize the symptoms of eating disorders, and highlights proven strategies for recovery and healing. A useful resource for health educators and for social science courses.
Sections: The Student Body: Pressures of Campus Life | The Controlled Body: Stories of Struggle | The Punished Body: Symptoms and Side Effects | The Recovering Body: Taking Notice, Making Changes, Giving Voice, Finding Support, Forging Links | Beyond the Body: Looking Forward
Executive Producer: Sut Jhally
Producer: Katherine Sender
Directors: Katherine Sender, Sanjay Talreja
Editors: Katherine Sender, Sanjay Talreja
Camera: Sanjay Telreja
Additional Camera: Jill DeMello, Jared Fuller, Jonathan Reynolds
Praise for the Film
"The interviewees' experiences with eating disorders and their consequences will stay with the viewer long after statistics and warnings have been forgotten."
- Vivien Meehan | President and Founder of ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)