'EMBRACE' documentary and 'Bridge The Gap' fundraiser
"Body confidence does not come from trying to achieve 'the perfect body'. It comes from embracing the one you've already got."
-Taryn Brumfitt, Founder of the Body Image Movement
This is one of the key messages of Embrace, a documentary recently screened at film festivals across the world. The film addresses how and why negative body image has become such a global epidemic, its potentially devastating effects, and practical steps women can take to love their own bodies and have a brighter future.
A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is Taryns' story. How she went from a body hater to a body lover. From being devastated by her perceived ugliness, to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see.
Join us for pre-show nibbles and mingling, with fantastic spot-prizes from local businesses, for an evening of self-empowerment and acceptance as we share Taryns' journey and make it our own.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to the 'Bridge The Gap Project', an inspiring organisation on a mission to assist in the healing, personal development and confidence-building of young people in the wider community.
You can find more information about this organisation and the exceptional work they do to assist, inspire and educate youth at bridgethegapproject.co.nz
What are the screening times?
There will be two screenings of Embrace on this evening for you to choose from. The first screening commences at 6pm with nibbles and spot-prizes in the Rialto foyer from 5.30pm.
The second screening is scheduled for 8pm, with nibbles and spot-prizes in the Rialto foyer from 7.30pm. Tickets are General Admission.
What is the film classification?
The film has been classified in New Zealand as "Unrestricted M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years of age and over", with a descriptive note for "offensive language and nudity". So, although we recommend you bring your daughter/neice/little sisters, we trust you will use your own discretion when determining if they are mature enough for these themes.
If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, we will do our best to help you 'on-sell' the ticket via our facebook page. If this is not possible, we will offer you a refund minus a $9.00 administration fee. Unfortunately we can not provide any refunds 24 hours before the event.