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Masks Off

In this up-close and personal series, we follow four women battling four different types of eating disorder.

Much is known about anorexia affecting teenage girls, but what if you’re in your late twenties and still afraid to eat or gain weight? Sanne has been battling anorexia for the past 14 years. 33-year-old mother, Esther, has suffered from bulimia since she was a teenager. She cares for her 4-year-old son while fighting the demons in her ear that tell her that every single calorie has to leave her body. Bianca, 32, lost both her parents at a young age. She has no ’safe’ or ’healthy’ memory of food, and has over-eaten for as long as she can remember. Meanwhile, Manon, 29, fights her depression in a different way: she is devoted to ’healthy’ food and addicted to working out. Despite exercising for five to seven hours a day, she still feels that she is overweight.

’Masks Off’ was nominated for the Mercur award 2018.

Episode 1: Sanne (Anorexia)

Episode 2: Manon (Orthorexia)

Episode 3: Esther (Bulimia)

Episode 4: Bianca (Binge Eating Disorder)

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2019
  • Duration: 4 x 52 mins
  • Production: Posh Productions
  • Director: Jessica Villierus
  • Available Versions: ENG, NLD
  • Country of production: Netherlands

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