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International Fat Film Fest

Sunday, August 08, 2010
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Peggy Howell
P. O. Box 22510, Oakland, CA 94609
Location Details:
The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030

Quite a few size positive films have recently been released and NAAFA is very pleased to present Weightless, Gordita and A Matter of Size at our first ever International Fat Film Fest!

Join us on Sunday August 8, 2010 at 8:00PM as we come together and enjoy films from around the world that encourage us to love our bodies and live our lives to the fullest each day!

Our first feature will be Weightless, a documentary short film about a group of plus-size women who share a love for SCUBA diving. Liz Nickels, a size 26 woman who lives in Oakland, CA, is a psychologist, SCUBA diver and certified SCUBA instructor. She created Big Adventures to allow women of size a comfortable space to learn SCUBA diving and have fun with other large women. Both Liz and director/film maker Faith Pennick will be present for a Q & A period following the showing of this film.

Gordita is a short 10 minute film written and directed by Debby Wolfe. It chronicles the emotional journey of a young Latina woman who starts out hating her body. A simple gift from a lifelong girlfriend helps her remember her hopes and dreams and changes her life.

A Matter of Size is a hilarious and heart-warming film about four fat Israeli men who set out to become sumo wrestlers, and in the process learn to accept themselves for who they are and find happiness. It continues to win audience awards at film festivals all over the world, including the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and was awarded three Israeli Oscars!

This fantastic International Film Fest is open to the public. A donation of $25 will buy you a one year membership to NAAFA as well as access to this exciting event.

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Added to the calendar on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 5:35PM
by Peggy Howell
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