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Slim hopes [videorecording] : advertising and the obsession with thinness / a production of the Media Education Foundation ; written and presented by Jean Kilbourne ; director, Sut Jhally
Alternate Title Advertising and the obsession with thinness [videorecording]
Northampton, Mass. : Media Education Foundation, c2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  BF697.5.B63 S64 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women in advertising
Sex role in advertising
Advertising -- Psychological aspects
Body image in women -- Social aspects
Body image in women -- Psychological aspects
Leanness -- Social aspects
Leanness -- Psychological aspects
Eating disorders -- Social aspects
Self-esteem in women -- United States
Physical Description 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language Soundtrack in English, with optional subtitles in English
Performer/Participant Presenter, Jean Kilbourne
Credits Editor, Sut Jhally ; director of photography, Charles Pappert ; research, Heather Odom ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Note Originally produced by the Media Education Foundation in 1995
Summary Slim Hopes -- a lively and engaging program suitable for a wide range of audiences -- offers an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on women's health. Addressing the relationship between these images and the obsession of girls and women with dieting and thinness, the film offers a new way to think about life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and a well-documented critical perspective on the social impact of advertising
Contents Intro -- Impossible beauty -- The waif look -- Constructed bodies -- Food & sex -- Food & control -- The weight loss industry -- Freeing imaginations -- End credits
Note Special features include: Previews (112 min.); About MEF [text feature]
Alternate Author Kilbourne, Jean
Jhally, Sut
Media Education Foundation

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