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The Forbidden Body

Australia, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Documentary)

Director: Anne O'Casey

When medical misadventure transformed her from a size 10 to a size 22, Sacha Miller came face to face with society's conventional mindset about body image. In matter-of-fact reflections on the subject, she observes that a round body in our society is almost forbidden.

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