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Eating disorders affect five million people in the U.S., and more than 10% of those diagnosed with anorexia nervosa will die from the disease. Seeking to put a human face on these sobering statistics, acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield went inside a Florida treatment center to tell the stories of four women who are literally dying to be thin. The devastating HBO documentary THIN reveals what she found there - and explores the issues underlying their illness.
Lauren Greenfield began documenting eating disorders in 1997, first for a Time magazine story, and then for her book "Girl Culture." Having previously shot photographs at the 40-bed Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Fla., she returned to the facility to direct the documentary THIN, which she produced in collaboration with producer R.J. Cutler. Living at the center for six months, Greenfield and director of photography Amanda Micheli earned the patients' trust, receiving unprecedented access to the meetings, therapy sessions and meals that make up daily life for those undergoing treatment. Through interviews, still photographs and behind-the-scenes footage, the film tells the stories of four women between ages 15 and 30 whose pasts may be different, but are now joined by a common illness.
THIN focuses on four young women struggling with anorexia. Brittany is a 15- year-old striving to be thin in order to gain acceptance among her peers; her struggle with eating disorders originated when she was eight, first as an over-eater, then as an anorexic and bulimic. Shelly, 25, has battled anorexia for six years, and enters Renfrew with a feeding tube surgically implanted in her stomach. Alisa, 30, is a divorced mother of two who arrives at Renfrew following five hospital stays in three months and claims she doesn't want to recover. Polly, 29, has spent years in and out of treatment and often challenges the center's policies and procedures.
The camera follows these women to places most people will never venture, from early-morning weight checks, to emotionally draining mealtimes, to tearful therapy sessions, as well as tense encounters with staff and family members. Each woman's fight for recovery is unique. Some will sabotage their own treatment. Others will make significant strides. And others will make progress, only to discover that their insurance won't cover the long-term care they need to truly recover.
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