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Embrace Screening

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Crockenhill Village Hall

Stones Cross Road

Crockenhill

Swanley

BR8 8LT

United Kingdom

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Embrace is a life changing social impact documentary that explores the serious issue of body image.

It is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

After 24 months of travelling, interviewing, production and post production Taryn and the Embrace team have created a film that is relevant, relatable, highly engaging – but above all life changing.

Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.

You can watch the trailer here.

As well as the screening of this ground-breaking documentary, you will also be treated to the poetic delights of actress-in-training and self-confessed self-love warrior, Chrissy Kapartis. There will also be a few stalls for you to peruse and a raffle with prizes that will encourage self-care.

This is a non-profit event with all proceeds being split between enabling future screenings of Embrace and Mind, the mental health charity.


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are some themes in Embrace that parents might see as unsuitable for their children. We fully appreciate that every child is unique and what might be appropriate for one child is not appropriate for another’s level of maturity. Below are the areas in Embrace that were mentioned in the New Zealand Office of Film and Literature Classification’s report when giving the film an unrestricted M rating, accompanied by their reasoning of why these segments are justified within the overall context of the film.

The film includes:

A reasonable amount of non-sexual nudity
“This includes brief depictions of women’s breast, buttock and genital nudity in medical and other natural settings. The purpose of this imagery is to show a diverse range of healthy women’s body types.”

Infrequent course language
“It is very low in extent and not used in a casual, normalised or otherwise inappropriate or distressing way. Such language is unlikely to leave an impression on viewers.”

A montage of surgical imagery
“Little detail of blood is shown but some can be made out in a rapid-fire segment.”

A montage of sexualised images of women in advertising
“The purpose of these montages is to be a sounding board for discussions about the impact of such imagery on body image in wider society.”

Disclosure of sexual abuse
“A few of the interviewees mention that they are sexual abuse survivors. This is not elaborated upon but used to explain the impact this experience has had on their worldview.”

An interviewee discussing how she had suicidal thoughts and overcame those thoughts with positive thinking.
“She describes wanting to “end it”, but does not go into gratuitous details and does not discuss the mechanics of suicide in any way.”

For the reasons outlined above, it is clear that a degree of maturity may be necessary to properly appreciate the views expressed in Embrace.

I would recommend that 10+ would be an ideal age to see Embrace but if your 10 or 11 year old is still unaware of body image issues and the damage they can do then I would consider waiting until they were old enough to fully understand the gravity of Embrace’s message. Embrace is a great conversation starter for family discussions about body image and if you feel that your child is not old enough to see this film then we encourage you to see the film with your partner and friends and to then bring home those messages and discussions from Embrace that you can relay to your children in a comfortable and age-appropriate way.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Bus Service: The 477 Arriva Bus service from Bluewater to Orpington (via Dartford, Hextable and Swanley) stops in the village centre.

Train Service: Crockenhill Village Hall is approximately 1 mile from the Swanley Train station which operates services between London, Sevenoaks and the Medway towns.

Taxi Service: The Swantax Taxi Service operates from Swanley Train Station and can be contacted on 01322 666777.

By Car: Crockenhill Village Hall is just 2 miles west of junction 3 of the M25 (Junction between M25/M20/A20). There is limited parking on site.

What can I bring into the event?

As this isn't a cinema, you don't have to worry about sneaking in your favourite drinks and nibbles. Bring whatever you fancy! As there will be stalls and a raffle, you may also like to bring some money along so that you can treat yourself.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you are no longer able to attend then please feel free to pass your ticket to someone who you think will benefit from this event. As long as they bring your ticket so that your name can be ticked off, this will not be a problem.

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Location

Crockenhill Village Hall

Stones Cross Road

Crockenhill

Swanley

BR8 8LT

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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