Woman brings Taryn Brumfitt’s Embrace documentary to Lowestoft after being inspired by body image message
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A documentary which tells the story of a woman's struggle with crippling body image issues is due to be shown in Lowestoft.
Jane Page, of Oulton Broad, saw Taryn Brumfitt's Embrace documentary at Norwich's Odeon earlier this year, and was so inspired by its message that she decided to bring the film to the coast.
It tells the story of how she found herself at the centre of a media storm after posting a 'before and after' photo online that ignited a worldwide frenzy and saw the image viewed over 100 million times.
Mrs Page, who watched the documentary on the recommendation of her daughter, is now acting as a Embrace host and promoter through Demand Film.
She said: 'Until I saw the film myself I don't think I understood just how inspirational it could be and the level of impact it could have. I am now in online communities relating to Embrace and Body Image Movement and am reading life changing stories from women of all ages everyday.
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'If me getting this screened in Lowestoft can get even one other woman or girl - man or boy - to stop travelling down the road of body negativity, self loathing, yo-yo dieting, anxiety, body dysmorphia and eating disorders and start on the journey of embracing the body they have, looking forward and living and enjoying life, then it will have been worth the time and effort.'
The screening is due to be held at the Marina Theatre on June 18 at 7.30pm. However it will only go ahead if 63 tickets are booked by a week before.
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Mrs Page said: 'I have been spending my days off going around high schools, sixth form colleges, primary schools, doctors surgeries and businesses asking them to display posters and talking to them about it. Everyone seems very keen and many have shared their own stories with me of their own body journey.'
As a host, Mrs Page is due to receive 40p from every ticket sold, but will be donating her share to Beat, an eating disorder charity.
Tickets cost £9.75 with a 75p booking fee.
To reserve your ticket and watch the film trailer, visit https://uk.demand.film/embrace