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Title Slim hopes : advertising & the obsession with thinness / aproduction of the Media Education Foundation ; executive producer, director, Sut Jhally ; written and presented by Jean Kilbourne
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 30 min.)
Summary Jean Kilbourne's popular video Slim Hopes offers a comprehensive analysis of advertising's depiction of bodies and food, and the devastating effect these images can have on girl's and women's health. Using numerous ads, Kilbourne shows how the prevalence of extremely thin models, in combination with advertising that encourages emotional eating, charts a clear path to disordered attitudes toward food and the body
Credits Executive producer, director, editor, Sut Jhally ; director of photography, Charles Pappert ; research, Heather Odom
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 1995
Audience Grade 9+
Higher education
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In Media Education Foundation Collection
Subject Advertising -- Psychological aspects.
Body image in women -- Psychological aspects.
Body image in women -- Social aspects.
Eating disorders -- Social aspects.
Leanness -- Psychological aspects.
Leanness -- Social aspects.
Media representation
Women in advertising.
Women's studies.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Gardner, Tom.
Jhally, Sut.
Kilbourne, Jean.
Monahan, Shannon
Odom, Heather
Pappert, Charles
Talreja, Sanjay.
Kanopy (Firm)
Other Titles Advertising and the obsession with thinness