Eagle documentary showing helps women search to ‘Embrace’ their bodies
If you go ...
What: Screening of the documentary “Embrace.”
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Where: Yoga Off Broadway, 717 Sylvan Lake Road, Eagle.
Cost: $25 for the film showing on Friday or $50 for the showing and a special yoga immersion class lead by Jocelyn Jenkins on Saturday.
More information: Call 970-328-9642, or visit www.yogaoffbroadway.com/workshops.
EAGLE — Quick question: How many women do you know who are completely content with their bodies?
Not many, is the typical answer. That is the premise of director Taryn Brumfitt’s documentary “Embrace,” and today and Saturday, Yoga Off Broadway is offering special screenings of the film.
Through the film, Brumfitt confronts her body image issues as a body builder, mother and female.
“She touches on major issues around women and body image, such as more than 90 percent of women surveyed being ‘highly dissatisfied’ with their bodies,” said Teresa Peterson, who is working with Yoga Off Broadway to bring the film to Eagle.
“The inspiration for ‘Embrace’ came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy,” director Brumfitt said. “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.”
Brumfitt tells her story as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body-image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable style, Brumfitt bares all, literally, to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.
The film has a mature audience rating due to some nudity, which is non-sexual in nature, and some adult themes. Children younger than 16 will not be permitted without an adult.
Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top-five picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.
Tickets for the Friday screening are $25. Tickets for the Saturday film screening and a special yoga immersion with Jocelyn Jenkins are $50. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bright Future Foundation of Eagle County.
Fore more information or to register for the event, visit http://www.yogaoff broadway.com/workshops.