Fattitude is a feature length documentary that exposes how culture – particularly media culture – encourages weight bias and then offers alternative ways of thinking that embrace body acceptance at all sizes. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist background, Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, hollywood types (directors, writers and actors) and psychologists, including the likes of Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Ricki Lake, Winne Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Munster, Andrew Walen and many others.
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Director: Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman
Viridiana received her BFA in Film from the Miami International University of Art and Design and her M.A. in Women's Studies from FAU. She was an Associate Producer for Back on Board: Greg Louganis and worked under director Liz Garbus on Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper. Currently, she is editing a documentary investigating the rape kit backlog, with a creative team including Geeta Gandbhir, Marc Levin, Trish Adlesic and Mariska Hargitay. Viridiana’s book Sports Heroines on Film: A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners was released by McFarland Publishing. Viridiana is a storyteller who has pledged her life to telling stories that include everyone, in every form.