This is a short documentary about eating disorders selected for the LACinefest, an online monthly festival based in LA (lacinefest.weebly.com/short-doc-1-102015.html), and NIMHAFF 2016 (Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts & Film Festival). The director and another ex-sufferer share their experience with eating disorders during a photo shoot.
This short movie is a documentary shot in a very intimate atmosphere. It doesn’t contain scientific or historical explanations. The aim of “Pictures of Me” is to make people aware of the sensitivity of eating disorders.
By giving this disease a voice, this film breaks some taboos and faces what current people may think or say about eating disorders, such as “but there are people dying in the world, and you are wasting food”.
(French subtitles here : vimeo.com/117901018
Music by Baptiste Leblanc : baptisteleblanc4.wix.com/baptisteleblanc