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The fight for the liberation of fat women.


What’s happening within the newly-started movement FAT FRONT? What happens when fat women have had enough of guilt and shame, and decide to stand up and be counted? When they refuse to be derided and oinked at, but decide to fight for all women, for the right of every human being to love themselves regardless of whether they are thin or fat. And what happens to the rest of us, to society, when our preconditioned perception of fat equals lazy, stupid – and most of all – bad health, is challenged?


A new, global freedom front for women is born. A wave of campaigning for fat people. The movement has many names, including “fat acceptance”, “fat power” and “fativism”. It’s gained strength all over the world. This film will take us on a voyage into the way our culture perceives the body. By studying the fat body and the fight of fat people to rise above their self-hate and discrimination, we’ll touch a sore point for many women with regard to their self-perception. By following the personal stories of several characters, we’ll take a close look at the fight to free the fat body: The artistic, the personal, the political and the activist. We’ll follow this new women’s movement from the beginning.


fatacceptance, fatfront, fativism, fatpower,



  • Title FAT FRONT
  • PRODUcTION year2018
  • directorLouise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
  • producerMalene Flindt Pedersen