Item Details

Obesity [electronic resource]: Pain and Prejudice

CTVC (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The problem of obesity is discussed against the backdrop of the recent trial of a San Francisco mother convicted of child abuse after her seriously overweight daughter died as a result of obesity. Topics discussed include prejudice against the overweight population; how medical communities and the social system are failing the obese; our society's habit of equating beauty with being thin; what constitutes obesity; and obesity as it relates to health issues.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
40 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 20, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Pain and prejudice
Contents
  • Death by Obesity (3:33)
  • Obesity, Low Self-Esteem, Social Stigma (4:29)
  • Who's to Blame for Obesity? (3:43)
  • Obesity, Responsibility, and Aesthetics (5:11)
  • Prejudice Against Obese People (3:08)
  • Public Acceptance of Obesity (2:56)
  • Weight-Loss Industry and Motivations for Weight Loss (4:00)
  • Dieting and Societal Pressures (5:18)
  • Food Abundance, Government Control, and Lifestyle (2:28)
  • Media, Self-Image, and Obesity (2:15)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c1998.
Publisher no.
8161 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (40 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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