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A film by Diane Israel, Carla Precht & Kathleen Man | A She-Art Production

How do our families influence our relationship with our own bodies? How do American pop culture's standards of beauty get inside our hearts and heads? In what ways can sport and the drive for fitness actually make us sick rather than healthy?

In this courageous, deeply personal new educational version of the film, Diane Israel examines American culture's unhealthy fixation on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection. Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her own struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempts to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness.

This educational version of the film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, body builders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors such as Eve Ensler, Paul Campos, and Naomi Wolf. In a special bonus feature, Israel talks in greater detail about her recovery.

***** Beauty Mark: Body Image & the Race for Perfection is an educational edition for use in the classroom of Carla Precht, Kathleen Man, and Diane Israel's film of the same title. *****

For additional resources and information, visit the film's official website: http://www.beautymarkmovie.com

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