Embrace

Embrace

Embrace

Australian body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's directorial debut follows her as she explores the global issue of body loathing.

2016Rating: M, Nudity87 minsAustralia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, USA, UK
Documentary

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Reviews & comments

An outstanding documentary with potential to change attitudes towards the perception of women's bodies

Documentaries are a great platform for social and political enlightenment and there no limits to their educational power. The Australian-produced film Embrace (2016) is an outstanding example of documentary storytelling with potential to change attitudes towards the perception of women's bodies. Its impact comes from the way it does not preach, it does not...

4.0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Positivity simply leaps from the screen through this inspiring and liberating film...

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Embrace is an uplifting and engaging film with plenty of guts, setting out the social parameters that constrain women of almost all ages by impossible, self imposed criteria.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

At 90 minutes, the film is too long, but it is never dull, partly because it's edited with pace and humour.

Stuff

Stuff

press

What Brumfitt is doing, without the gimmickry of say That Sugar Film or Super Size Me, is highlighting how global the problem of body shaming and self-loathing has become.

4.0
SBS

SBS

press

A stirring and highly entertaining film celebrating self-acceptance.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

A highly accessible and refreshingly honest Australian-made documentary, Embrace is transmitting a valuable message all women should be hearing loud and clear.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Embrace is very important viewing for, literally, everyone.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

As a piece of storytelling, Embrace is similarly intimate and idiosyncratic. And that's what makes it so accessible.

3.0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Positivity simply leaps from the screen through this inspiring and liberating film...

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Embrace is an uplifting and engaging film with plenty of guts, setting out the social parameters that constrain women of almost all ages by impossible, self imposed criteria.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

At 90 minutes, the film is too long, but it is never dull, partly because it's edited with pace and humour.

Stuff

Stuff

press

What Brumfitt is doing, without the gimmickry of say That Sugar Film or Super Size Me, is highlighting how global the problem of body shaming and self-loathing has become.

4.0
SBS

SBS

press

A stirring and highly entertaining film celebrating self-acceptance.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

A highly accessible and refreshingly honest Australian-made documentary, Embrace is transmitting a valuable message all women should be hearing loud and clear.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Embrace is very important viewing for, literally, everyone.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

As a piece of storytelling, Embrace is similarly intimate and idiosyncratic. And that's what makes it so accessible.

3.0

An outstanding documentary with potential to change attitudes towards the perception of women's bodies

Documentaries are a great platform for social and political enlightenment and there no limits to their educational power. The Australian-produced film Embrace (2016) is an outstanding example of documentary storytelling with potential to change attitudes towards the perception of women's bodies. Its impact comes from the way it does not preach, it does...

4.0