Wednesday, February 15, 2012
America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
(Movie / Film)
America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments more information...
7:30pm B117 Wells Hall
In an instant, 29 million Americans became fat, out of shape and dangerously obese... and they did it without taking a single bite of food. It was all the result of a decision to change the national standard for obesity. The question is "What was behind a ruling to declare so many people to be fat? Was it political, financial or for the good of humankind?" You'll find out that diet companies have raked in huge profits because of the new standards - guidelines the weight loss industry helped structure.
The answer lies in a new film by award-winning director Darryl Roberts who, in a follow-up to "America The Beautiful", examines the cause of our country's obsession with dieting. "America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments" also weighs in on the raging debate between doctors who say fat is healthy versus those who disagree.