A Matter of Fat

A Matter of Fat

| 1 h 38 min

This feature-length documentary follows a man as he sheds nearly half his body weight (63.5 kg) by complete starvation under hospital observation. The film explores what brought him to so desperate a course and catalogues what actions other overweight people are taking, singly or in groups, to reduce to healthier proportions. Medical authorities comment on some misconceptions and malpractices of the slimming industry.

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A Matter of Fat, William Weintraub, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    William Weintraub
  • script
    William Weintraub
  • producer
    Desmond Dew
  • photography
    Don Virgo
    Eugene Boyko
    Jacques Fogel
  • sound
    Jean-Guy Normandin
  • editing
    Lucien Marleau
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
    Michel Descombes
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene
  • music
    Robert Fleming

  • MLY

    This is a great film. This is a real and 'down-to-earth' "reality show". I wonder how Mr. Lorrain did, keeping weight off through the years. Is he still alive? He would be in his 70's by now. A very commendable and courageous man, he showed great resolve in his efforts. I hope he had a great life.

    MLY, 30 Dec 2010
  • forrest

    A very interesting film - perhaps an idea for future studies would be to examine carefully these horrible weight loss ideas from only 50 years ago and see if maybe they are precursors to eating disorders.

    forrest, 24 Aug 2010

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