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Fat Front

Louise DetlefsenLouise Unmack Kjeldsen, 87 min, Denmark, 2019

Fat Front

"No more shame!"

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FAT FRONT - "No more shame!"

Workshop - Vardagens civilkurage - 18:00
What do you do if you hear someone talking badly about other people's bodies? How can you help if someone is exposed in a discussion? Do you dare to stop those who spread shame? Welcome to participate in a talk about body norms and weight stigma along with Vardagens Civilkurage Växjö. We will discuss various interventions that can be used in everyday life if someone is subjected to oppressed because of their body. Vardagens Civilkurage is a political and religiously independent organization that practices civil courage. We work for democracy and equality at the grassroots level. We are training to intervene in our various everyday lives against oppression, inequality, exclusionary norms, abuse of power, discrimination, injustice and violence.

FAT FRONT - 19.00
Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen / 2019 / Denmark / 95 min

Fat Front is the story about young Scandinavian women who have had enough of self-hatred and shame and proudly call themselves FAT. They demand respect and recognition in a diet-fixated society while struggling with their lack of self-worth. For too long they have put their lives on hold. Waited to buy clothes, go out dancing and find love – until the day they would be skinny. The day never came. But they found each other and the body positive movement. Now they set their rolls and wobbly thighs free and use their bodies as activist tools. With the provocative tone of feminism and an artistic approach to the natural beauty of the body this film will change the way we view bodies. It is a film about shame and uprising but also a humoristic and heart-warming journey with a bunch of young, energetic women.