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Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

| 24 min

What is fatphobia and what can be done to overcome it? With poetic illustrations and painful, compelling testimony, Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia offers multiple examples of the psychological effects of weight-based discrimination and bullying on adolescent girls.

  • participation
    Elizabeth Dettmer
    Maja Eklund
  • voice
    Alexandra Hook
    Andrea Hubick
    Athena Park
    Alice Snaden
  • script
    Josiane Blanc
  • research consultant
    Josiane Blanc
  • director
    Josiane Blanc
  • script consultant
    Danielle Sturk
  • narration
    Josiane Blanc
  • director of photography
    Devon Burns
  • location sound
    Ty Bertrand
  • editing
    Pauline Decroix
  • illustrations
    Emanuelle Dufour
  • original music
    Mathieu Dandurand
  • production manager
    Sarah Kravetz
  • camera assistant
    Aliou Diallo
  • voice coaching
    Claude Guilmain
  • voice recording
    Eggplant Picture & Sound
  • sound editing
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley recording
    Luc Léger
  • musician
    Mathieu Dandurand
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • infographics
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • subtitles
  • sound mix
    Luc Léger
  • marketing manager
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • administrator
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • line producer
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • production coordinator
    Sara Sajedi
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
  • technical support
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • producer
    Denis McCready
  • executive producer
    Denis McCready


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Ages 15 to 18

Mini-Lesson - Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

Study Guide - Guide 1

Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide

Guiding Question: Think critically about how we perceive people based on looks alone. How might these judgements limit our thinking, and what can we do to change our thinking and the thinking of others?

Before watching the film, ask students to take a moment to think about their own biases towards people of size. What do they think about these people? Do they have any prejudices towards them? Are there any larger people in their circle and how do they see themselves? Are they preoccupied by their physical appearance?

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