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The HBO Documentary film Thin takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women (ages 15 - 30) who have spent their lives starving themselves, often to the verge of death. The film deftly chronicl...
Powerful, realistic look
Pros: Eating disorders, Informative, Constructions of beauty, The Beauty Myth, Women's studies
Best Uses: Adult Viewers, Women's studies classes
Describe Yourself: Casual Viewer
I use this with my women's studies classes to break through the silence around eating disorders in college women. This film is shocking, realistic and confrontational and sparks strong discussion.