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The Famine Within

Directed by Katherine Gilday
Canada, 1990
Documentary

Synopsis

Documents the contemporary obsession with an unrealistic body size and shape among North American women and the eating disorders it engenders.

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The Famine Within Directed by Katherine Gilday

Awards & Festivals

Genie Awards

1991 | Winner: Best Feature Length Documentary

Critics reviews

The Famine Within can’t be said to have the “entertainment” values of the Siskel-Ebert favorites, unless you happen to find entertainment in thinking seriously about the world—something academies of all stripes tend to discourage. But I can testify to this movie’s power to engage and excite a varied audience.
March 13, 1992
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