Disorder is an intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating. Miryam Jacobi led the 2113 Creatives team and interviewed a diverse range of Kiwis with a broad spectrum of experiences.
The short documentary received over 30,000 views in its first 5 days of online release and has been received with high praise from eating disorder specialists and those who have lived with the mental illness from all over the world.
“Locally made short film gets eating disorder coverage right”
“Young New Zealanders are speaking out about their eating disorders in a bid to break down the negative stigma and address an area in mental health they say is slipping through the cracks.”
“I really wanted to bring a human voice to what the emotional experience of living with an eating disorder is like,” director Miryam Jacobi told Radio New Zealand.“
The documentary is one of six films as part of Someday Stories 2018, the second series of sustainability-focused short films by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand. They will be screened by Stuff, Māori Television On Demand, The Wireless and Coconet. The initiative is supported by NZ On Air, Te Māngai Pāho, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.