Redefining Body Image
Thursday, October 4, 2018
@6pm in the Performing Arts Building
Filmmaker Jenny McQuaile joins us for a screening of her award-winning documentary about the pioneering people who are fighting to redefine society’s dangerous and impossible beauty standards. A discussion on body image and representation follows the film.
More info on the film here: www.straightcurvefilm.com
Jenny McQuaile is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her latest feature film Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image premiered on EPIX in June 2017 and is now moving into educational and international distribution with ro*co films. The documentary has also been selected by the US State Department to represent the US at embassies around the world as part of the American Film Showcase program
Jenny has appeared on Good Morning America and The Today Show in the US discussing body image, as well as being interviewed in Vogue Magazine, Well + Good, Huffington Post, People Magazine, Glamour Magazine and Women and Hollywood, amongst many others.
Jenny was an Associate Producer on The World Cup Project, a TV documentary series about 11 countries around the world that use soccer for social change. She directed and edited three episodes of the series including Laces, set in Liberia, which won Best Documentary Short at the NYLA International Film Festival in 2015 and was an Official Selection at The Lighthouse International Film Festival. She co-directed the feature-length documentary Power of Play, also set in Liberia.
If you need ASL interpreting services for this OC LIVE event, please contact director Dr. Amy Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org seven days prior to the event and it will be provided free of charge.