Eating Disorders: A Reel Matter
Eating Disorders are a hidden problem with dyer consequences. Infiltrating the mind, these disorders influence individuals to make troubling decisions that impact their body health. It is estimated that nearly 8 million Americans have eating disorders. Disproportionately accounting for more women, eating disorders still affect men.
Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge-Eating Disorders arise from emotions perpetuated by lack of control, limited self-esteem, and traumatic events. The signs and symptoms of eating disorders are often hidden (and done so purposely) and hard to discover. Documentaries and film adaptations help bring to attention the negative impact of eating disorders and how to better handle them through appealing to viewer empathy. Below are documentaries and movies depicting the battles people have with eating disorders.
To the Bone
Sharing the Secret
A Secret Between Friends
For the Love of Nancy
Dying to Dance
The Best Little Girl in the World
Karen Carpenter Story
Dying to Be Thin
Killing Us Softly