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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 ; executive producer, director, editor, Sut Jhally.

Other Title:
Advertising and the obsession with thinness
Subtitle on cassette and container: Advertising & the obsession with thinness
Publication:
Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, c1995.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Subjects:
Women in advertising.
Advertising -- Psychological aspects.
Leanness -- Social aspects.
Leanness -- Psychological aspects.
Body image -- Social aspects.
Body image in women -- Psychological aspects.
Eating disorders -- Social aspects.
Self-esteem in women -- United States.
Sex role in advertising.
Medical subjects:
Feeding and Eating Disorders -- psychology -- videocassettes.
Feeding and Eating Disorders -- etiology -- videocassettes.
Self Concept -- videocassettes.
Advertising -- trends -- videocassettes.
Body Image -- videocassettes.
Thinness -- psychology -- videocassettes.
Form/Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Language:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Summary:
(Producer) Jean Kilbourne is the creator of the award winning film Still Killing Us Softly and a popular lecturer on college campuses. Using examples of over 120 ads from magazines and T.V., Slim Hopes offers a new way to think about demoralizing and life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Contents:
Impossible beauty
The waif look
Constructed bodies
Food & sex
Food & control
The weight loss industry
Freeing imaginations.
Credits:
Director of photography, Charles Pappert; research, Heather Odom; song performed by Annie Lennox.
Notes:
VHS.
Contributor:
Kilbourne, Jean. , Producer
Jhally, Sut. , Director, Editor
Media Education Foundation. , Producer, Distributor
OCLC:
38048814
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