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America the Beautiful: The Obsession With Physical Beauty & Its Costs

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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five year journey to examine America’s growing obsession with physical beauty and perfection, unearthing its origins and deadly risks.. In America the Beautiful we see how increasingly unattainable images contribute to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers.. In almost 40,000 media messages a year, youthful Americans are being told that, unless you look like supermodels and rock stars, you’re not good enough for anyone to love. In 2004 alone, Americans spent
Release Date
2009
Run Time
104 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
Published
The Video Project, 2009.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2009.
Publisher no.
1175557 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (104 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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