Your Fat Friend
A film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies. Your Fat Friend charts the complexities of finding a place in the world when you don’t quite fit.
Aubrey Gordon writes anonymously with candour and humour as “Your Fat Friend” about what it means to be a very fat woman in the world.
Her searingly honest writing describes what it’s like to be that fat person on the plane.
… and how the fantasies, peddled by a diet and wellness industry worth $26 billion a year are on a par with the lies that Big Tobacco told the public in the 1950s. (95% of diets fail for lasting weight loss). And how the biggest threat to fat people’s health might just be the bias that many healthcare providers hold for fat people.
Documentary filmmaker Jeanie Finlay returns with this engaging and candid Sheffield DocFest Audience Award winner following Aubrey Gordon as she rises from unknown blogger to world-renowned author and activist.
In collaboration with INDIs Film Fest, after the screening on Friday 23rd at 6pm, we will be joined for a live video Q&A by Jonny Tull of Tull Stories who has been working closely with Jeanie Finlay on the film's distribution. Jonny will be taking us through his extensive career in film exhibition and his move into independent distribution - the missing link for many young filmmakers who want to know how to get their films on the big screen.