EMANCIPATED explores stories of individuals who struggle with eating disorders. The film uses dance to reenact and interpret these peoples’ voices and reminds us of the incredible gifts of the human body. The documentary was a labor of love that was severely impacted by the pandemic. The ragged, handheld aesthetic actually works to strengthen our themes! Perfection is a manmade concept-- it cannot exist. Yet, we strive to fit restrictive definitions of what we have collectively deemed the “perfect” life, body, relationship, job etc. This is an exhausting, unsustainable practice, and is one which EMANCIPATED seeks to combat in discourse.