7/28/2008 Listening Lounge

 

Thinness and Salvation by independent producer Sarah Yahm.

Why are we so terrified of fat? What does it symbolize? How are we projecting other anxieties onto fat people and the fat body? In order to answer this question, producer Sarah Yahm interviews Christian dieters, Northern California foodies and fat activists during this 30-minute documentary.

Here's what Public Radio Exchange (PRX) reviewer Rebecca H. wrote about Yahm's documentary: This is a very well conceptualized and produced piece that presents a lot of voices in a concise form that should challenge listeners to reflect on their own relationships with food, consumption, and morality. It is both accessible and nuanced so as to appeal to the causal listener as well as those involved into more activist and academic projects.

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July 28, 2008

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