My Skinny Sister

Presented by:

Sanna Lenken / Sweden

2015 / 92 minutes / Swedish / Rating TBC

Synopsis

Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. Katja is a talented figure skater and is always busy with school or training; while at home, she receives almost all of her parents’ attention. Min Lilla Syster is a story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter.
2015 Galway Film Fleadh Winner for Best International First Feature2015 Festival del Cinema Europeo Winner for Best Screenplay2015 Göteborg Film Festival Winner for Best Nordic Film

Screening Info

National Gallery SingaporeThe, 27 February 2020 | 6:30pm

Panel Discussion:

How eating disorder affects an individual and his/her family

Despite the increased prevalence of eating disorders (ED) in Singapore, there still exists widespread misconception about this mental illness. For instance, eating disorders may be regarded as an ‘extreme diet’ or lifestyle choice where an individual can simply make a decision to “stop”. Few recognise that it is a serious mental illness that is severe and complex. Some may also believe that ED is exclusive to females only - but is this true? We will dialogue with mental health experts to better understand the various types and symptoms of EDs and how they affect individuals differently. We will also address common misconception surrounding ED and will share tips on how you can reach out to persons suspected of, or dealing with ED. The panelists will also share on current treatment interventions and how communities aid in preventive efforts.
  • Carmen Low

    Moderator

    Manager, Community Education & Engagement Singapore Association for Mental Health
  • Jolene Hwee

    Panelist

    Founder & Clinical Director, Clarity Counselling & Consulting
  • Huang Huanyan

    Panelist

    Author of Brave Girl Not Eating, Person-in-recovery

Book Pairing:

Body Boundaries: The EtiquetteSG Anthologies Volume I

Synopsis

Because our history has been limited by frameworks of inequality and privilege.Because our stories speak of the good, sometimes the bad, but never the reality in between.Because everything women write does not have to fit into genres of feminine or feminist.Because bodies are boundaries. No, because they are not.Because being and becoming woman is never the same for any two individuals.Because our voices are many…
Body Boundaries is an anthology of words by twenty-seven women writers from Singapore. Comprising works of poetry and prose, the collection breaks down barriers between public and private, personal and political, to reveal both collective and diverse experiences threaded together by identity markers of gender and geography.