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Embrace (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.


Taryn Brumfitt


Taryn Brumfitt





Credited cast:
Taryn Brumfitt ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renee Airya Renee Airya ... Herself
Jade Beall Jade Beall ... Herself
Amanda De Cadenet ... Herself
Mia Freedman Mia Freedman ... Herself
Harnaam Kaur Harnaam Kaur ... Herself
Ricki Lake ... Herself
B. Jeffrey Madoff B. Jeffrey Madoff ... Himself
Lea Nayeli Lea Nayeli ... Herself
Melinda Tankard Reist Melinda Tankard Reist ... Herself
Nora Tschirner ... Herself


When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn'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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4 August 2016 (Australia) See more »

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Embrace - Du bist schön See more »

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This documentary feature film was financed with the assistance of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation. See more »


Taryn Brumfitt: The purpose of your life is not to be an ornament to be looked at, but to do and feel and contribute...
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was originally rated '15'. It was then re-edited by the distributor in order to achieve a '12A' rating, reducing the use of strong language by bleeping, blurring or cutting, losing 9 seconds of footage. See more »

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The future is self love
16 February 2017 | by oldschool85See all my reviews

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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