Embrace: The Documentary (I) (2016)

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Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.


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16 February 2017 | oldschool85
| The future is self love
If there's one thing that has been present in this world since the dawn of time, it is judgment. Judgement on others and especially on ourselves for how we look, act, feel, eat, live, breathe. Every aspect of human life is under some form of scrutiny and the toxic brainwashing influence of the media has spawned a human race that has become completely obsessed with aspiring to be something that doesn't exist: "The Perfect Body".

Rising from the platform of social media that is plagued by the worst forms of judgment imaginable, writer/director/positive body image warrior Taryn Brumfitt took the most courageous step to begin moving the human race from self-loathing to a place of self love and love for others. After posting on social media what is considered to be a rather unconventional before and after photo of herself, this very powerful documentary about love and acceptance of the self and others as we all are was born.

Embrace demonstrates how alarmingly many of us around the world are in the space of self-loathing and self hate. Taryn has clearly done her homework, splicing in numerous heartbreaking facts and statistics throughout the running time attributing to this fact. Blowing the whistle on the media and how grossly and increasingly manipulative it has been over many decades, she travels the globe in search of people from all walks of life, of all shapes and sizes, and shares their real life unique stories. She bares her entire life and soul with gusto and confidence, and Embrace achieves its goal in spades in a very blunt but yet delicate and tasteful manner.

Embrace is a triumphant documentary about a very pressing topic that needs to be seen by everyone around the world, owned in every household and shown in every school. Absolutely essential viewing!

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Release Date:

19 September 2016



Country of Origin

Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, USA, UK, France

Filming Locations

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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