FAT CHANCE

FAT CHANCE - FAT CHANCE: THE BIG PREJUDICE 72 min; color;...

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FAT CHANCE: THE BIG PREJUDICE 72 min; color; h,c,a 1/2" VHS HC1606,VH Profiles Rick Zakowich, a forty year old man who weighs close to 400 pounds, revealing his feelings of self-hatred and his goal of losing 200 pounds by dieting. Follows Rick on his daily activities as he goes to the doctor, visits with his family, helps a young boy at work, and sings in a rock band. Weighing in at 370 pounds after six months, depressed and unable to continue the diet, he begins a support group for overweight men after attending a conference with his friend Dr. Mo Lerner and learning of the importance of support. Discusses the politics of "looksism" and the unrealistic body image promoted by society and the media. Covers a meeting of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Concludes with Rick’s establishment of a clear identity, open to new possibilities. (NFBC;BULFROG;c1994) Diet; Prejudices and antipathies Fat chance (no author available) Description: A story of Rick Zakowich's journey toward a new sense of self. Caught in a world where looks are everything he aspires to thinness, but ultimately begins to question the real values of this world promulgated by media, fashion and diet-mania Publication information: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c1994 Physical description: 1 videocassette (ca. 73 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in Call Number: RC 628 .F33 1994 Format: VHS Fat Chance The Big Prejudice An obese man re-examines his self-image, and questions the biases in our weight-conscious culture. 72 minutes Color Closed Captioned Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult US Release Date: 1994 Copyright Date: 1994 ISBN (VHS): 0-7722-0501-9 Directed by Jeff McKay Produced by The National Film Board of Canada Rick Zakowich is fat. Many would call him obese. Now at 40 he feels he's come to that stage in his life where it's do or die. Nothing has ever worked before; and after 30 years of trying and
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failing, he wants to give it one more chance. He feels confident; he's got the support of his family and friends, but more importantly he believes in himself. FAT CHANCE is the story of Rick's journey toward a new sense of self. Caught in a world where looks are everything, Rick aspires to thinness, but ultimately begins to question the real values of this world promulgated by media, fashion and diet-mania. Spurred on by friends at the National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance, Rick comes to realize that fat is no longer something to despise, change or eradicate. It has become a true part of his identity, a fact of life to be understood, accepted and celebrated. "If I could meet God and say, `I'll give you three years of my life, just make me thin,' I'd do it.
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