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Summary:Diane Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her long and agonizing personal struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempt to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness. The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, bodybuilders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors.
Description:Contents: Introduction -- Racing her heart out -- A distorted mindset -- Mayhem -- Searching for beauty -- Re-imagining beauty -- Going home.
Creator:Precht, Carla
Israel, Diane
Man, Kathleen
SheArt Productions
Salmon Pictures
Contributor:Israel, Diane
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects: Israel, Diane
Anorexia nervosa -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Exercise addiction -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Body image
Beauty, Personal -- Psychological aspects
Competition (Psychology) -- Health aspects
Genre:Documentary films
Autobiographical films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Sports, Recreation
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
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