THE BODY I LIVE IN – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

Documentary Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Kierston Drier:

Directed by Sam Davis-Boyd

A personal-narrative documentary that follows Sam Boyd on her journey of self-love and acceptance, in a world that tells fat women they don’t deserve it. There is a large cultural narrative about female attractiveness, especially fat woman’s attractiveness (or lack thereof) that pervades fat women from feeling like they deserve to be loved, respected and wanted by another human being in a romantic way.

Director’s Statement:

This documentary is a very personal journey that I decided to take with my then fiance (now wife) in the Fall of 2015-examining the personal effects of my body images issues within the scope of my relationship. This project came about for many reasons. First and foremost, because living as a fat woman for most of my life, I’ve seen the adverse effects it has had…

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