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The Resource Beautiful piggies, produced and directed by Barbara Bader, (electronic resource)

Beautiful piggies, produced and directed by Barbara Bader, (electronic resource)

Label
Beautiful piggies
Title
Beautiful piggies
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Barbara Bader
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This revealing self portrait of an overeater will strike a chord with most Americans who are concerned with weight and body image. It follows Barbara, the video maker, from seeming to be an attractive, cheerful young child through her metamorphosis into a five foot tall, one hundred and seventy-five pound conflicted woman. Mixing old photos and reminiscences of family members, the film creates an amusing vision of the survival of a compulsive eater and the trials of family members who love and live with her. Who are these family members who speculate on where Barbara went astray? A well -groomed mother who laments Barbara s inability to dress with chic. A fat father who gives the geneaology of his family's portliness. A loving husband who admires her beautiful eyes if not her shape. And then there s Barbara herself who describes the compulsion and shame of binging. She may be looking for the comfort food of her youth. She may be avoiding her sexuality. She may be wanting to "drop out." Beautiful Piggies is not a clinical study of an eating disorder. But no one who sees it will ever blame a fat person for being that way
Awards note
  • Bronze Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival, 1994
  • Honorable Mention, Atlanta Film & Video Festival, 1994
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bader, Barbara
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bader, Barbara
  • Compulsive eaters
  • Eating disorders
Target audience
general
Label
Beautiful piggies, produced and directed by Barbara Bader, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650389
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650389/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209713
  • (OCoLC)747798171
Video recording format
other
Label
Beautiful piggies, produced and directed by Barbara Bader, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650389
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650389/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209713
  • (OCoLC)747798171
Video recording format
other

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