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Dying to be thin

Author: Larkin McPheePaula S ApsellSusan SarandonMichael BaconTwin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.)All authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Video, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Larkin McPhee; Paula S Apsell; Susan Sarandon; Michael Bacon; Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593751680 9781593751685
OCLC Number: 55232645
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of television program Nova in 2000.
Special DVD-ROM features: Web access to access PDF teaching materials online; link to NOVA website.
Credits: Edited by Steve Fischer ; camera, Robert Hutchings, Michael Phillips ; music, Michael Bacon ; executive producer for Twin Cities TV, Inc., Richard Hudson ; Nova theme, Mason Daring, Martin Brody, Michael Whalen ; managing director, Alan Ritsko ; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell.
Performer(s): Narrated by Susan Sarandon.
Awards: YALSA selected video for young adults 2002.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (4x3) presentation; Dolby digital.
Contents: Abnormally thin --
Cultural pressures --
The search for answers --
Treatment --
The ballet world --
Running on empty --
Bulimia nervosa --
Road to recovery.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nova production by Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. for WGBH/Boston ; written, produced, and directed by Larkin McPhee.

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Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes.

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