On 19 November 2022, the Cinema group had the opportunity to see a special film on the occasion of the Estonian Film Festival Berlin 2022. The Film Festival has taken place since 2017. In cooperation with the Embassy of Estonia and the Estonian Film Institute, the cinema Sputnik am Südstern hosted the event. The WIB group gathered in the cozy bar of the cinema for a nice chat, joined by the film director, the wife of the Ambassador, her daughter and the Cultural Attachée.
“The Body Fights Back is a feature documentary about five people navigating the paradoxes of diet culture. While promises of happiness, desirability and perfection are irresistible, joy and contentment remain out of reach.
Personal stories from vastly different backgrounds quickly merge into a shockingly similar experience of battling one’s body. Self-starvation and compulsive exercise bring temporary satisfaction, only to be replaced with binging and purging soon after. Surprisingly, none of it has much to do with food.
Featuring exclusive footage from London’s contemporary anti-diet movement and fascinating personal archives, the film offers a unique insight into the complexity of eating disorders, body image struggles and most importantly, the socio-economic realities of health.” (filmfreeway.com).
After the film, the cinema operator, Andrea Stosiek moderated a discussion with the film director, Marian Võsumets. Many interesting questions were raised and various social aspects of the topic of the film were discussed animatedly.