The seventh film in White Elephant’s online festival is Beneath the Floorboards film created in collaboration with researchers and agencies specializing in weight stigma reduction and disordered eating prevention.
Robyn Hussa Farrell and Tim Farrell collaborate with national researchers and experts to produce this 20 minute documentary film on binge eating disorder & weight stigma —the true story of individuals who struggle with binge eating disorder and the accompanying weight bias, shame and stigma that they experience. This film takes an intimate and personal look at their journey, and explores the bullying due to weight stigma that faces individuals living in larger bodies.
Our goal is to raise awareness of:
— the mental illness, binge eating disorder and other eating disorders
— how pervasive and damaging weight stigma is in our society
Throughout the documentary film, treatment professionals across many disciplines share their findings and shed light on the gravity of this predicament. Beneath the Floorboards presents an intense and personal look at bullying due to weight stigma, the insidious bias that assaults individuals living in larger bodies daily, and the feelings of shame, depression, disordered eating, and other adverse effects that plague individuals as a result of this bullying.
co-Directed by Robyn Hussa Farrell and Tim Farrell
Executive Produced by Robyn Hussa Farrell, White Elephant Productions and Mental Fitness
Music Tom Kochan