Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia

September 10, 2015  |   New Releases   |     |   Comments Off on Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia


Award-winning documentary maker Louis Theroux sets out to understand the disorder with the highest death rate of any mental illness. Anorexia, a pathological fear of eating and gaining weight, affects around one in every 250 women in the UK at some point in their lives. Immersing himself in two of London’s biggest adult eating-disorder treatment facilities, Louis meets women of all ages and at various stages of their illness. As he witnesses the dangerous power that anorexia holds over them, he finds himself drawn into a complex relationship between the disorder and the person it inhabits.


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