Fat Chance

Fat Chance

                                Fat Chance
| 1 h 12 min
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This documentary follows Rick Zakowich as he faces his lifelong struggles with his weight and body image. Child therapist by day and blues singer by night, Rick's charisma and talent are undeniable, yet he remains fixed within the definition of a narrow label. The film takes on appearance-based oppression and fat-shaming by examining the ways in which society treats people whose bodies don’t necessarily match a narrow, unrealistic ideal of attractiveness. Instead of losing weight, Rick gains valuable insight, transformative new friendships, and a profound sense of self-confidence.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • director
    Jeff McKay
  • editor
    Jeff McKay
  • producer
    Charles Konowal
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • writer
    Bonnie Dickie
  • story consultant
    Amanda McConnell
    Bonnie Dickie
  • cinematography
    Charles Konowal
  • music composer
    Ian Hodges
  • sound recordist
    Norman Dugas
    Leon Johnson
  • sound editor
    Russ Dyck
    Ken Gregory
  • foley
    Andy Malcolm
    Terry Burke
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • researcher
    Karen Riediger
  • research consultant
    Manly Spigelman
    Linda Omichinski
    Shirley Tervo