When Food Becomes an Obsession: Overcoming Eating Disorders

When Food Becomes an Obsession is recommended nationally by the Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP). It is highly regarded and has been presented by the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA).

The film features Emma, a charming and attractive 17 year-old recovering anorexic, and her parents. Emma talks openly and sincerely about her struggle with anorexia. While Emma’s parents grew more and more concerned about her rapid weight loss, others praised her for her dedication to her slim body.

"When Food Becomes an Obsession" also features insight from Susanna Feder, a recovered bulimic who is now a psychologist and counselor specializing in eating disorders. Doctor Diane W. Mickley, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director of the Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders, is interviewed and details the medical and psychological aspects of this affliction.

The film received a Bronze Award at the 43rd Columbus Film Festival. Booklist Magazine said of the video, “Neither preachy nor overly dramatic, this impressive program slowly commands attention with its fine mix of visuals, interviews and commentary.”

"When Food Becomes an Obsession" was shot in Betacam SP and includes a stylized “B” roll shot in black and white Super 8 film.