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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Taryn Brumfitt ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renee Airya Renee Airya ... Herself
Linda Bacon Linda Bacon ... Herself
Jes Baker Jes Baker ... Herself
Jade Beall Jade Beall ... Herself
Mathew Brumfitt Mathew Brumfitt ... Himself
Amanda De Cadenet ... Herself
Stefania Ferrario Stefania Ferrario ... Herself
Fardad Forouzanpour Fardad Forouzanpour ... Himself
Mia Freedman Mia Freedman ... Herself
Harnaam Kaur Harnaam Kaur ... Herself
Ricki Lake ... Herself
Jane Langton Jane Langton ... Herself
B. Jeffrey Madoff B. Jeffrey Madoff ... Himself
Nigel Marsh Nigel Marsh ... Himself
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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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Your body. Create global change. See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Embrace - Du bist schön See more »

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$629,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,155,263
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Director Taryn Brumfitt's official press statement about the film reads: "Embrace (2016) is a social impact documentary, which explores the issue of body image. The project has been supported by nearly nine thousand Kickstarter pledgers who responded to a fundraising trailer I released in 2014, which has now had over twenty million internet views. We have also had support and from Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation, philanthropists, businesses, celebrities and thought leaders. The inspiration for 'Embrace' came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked a media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive four minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary 'Embrace' was born." See more »

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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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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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Loved it!
26 October 2016 | by jennifereldridge-02382See all my reviews

The movie had a special showing last night to approximately 100 women at our local theatre, of which I was one of them.

It was one of the best movie documentaries I've seen in a while. It spoke to my heart and soul. I wish every woman had an opportunity to view this remarkable film.

I'm a 45 year old beautiful woman. Even though I see myself as beautiful, I've always struggled with my weight. I do everything right, eat whole organic foods, low carb, absolutely no sugar, exercise 6 days a week, sometimes two times a day, etc. and still the weight remains. I get so obsessed about it... Not because I don't think I'm beautiful but because I want to see results for my years of hard dedicated work. In doing so, I go to extremes, it consumes my life. Every action, every thought is how I can achieve the result I desire. Through the film, Embrace, that I was blessed enough to watch last evening, I think I finally understand that God made me the way I am, and I should just "embrace" it. After all, who would I be if I wasn't the way God intended me to be. I'm Jenn! Apparently I was intended to be a 45 year old, healthy, beautiful, physically fit 5'7" woman and 195 lbs. If I didn't have my struggle, I would not have had the desire to be as healthy as I am today. They say everything happens for a reason, right? In my case, my struggle has turned into my blessing. Today, nourishing my body and exercise is a lifestyle, which is my blessing I received. I just have to learn not go to extremes and be kind and patient with myself. All will be well.

This morning, I wake with a new attitude, reflective of a new path and way of thinking...Thank you!


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