JFS Community Connections: “The Illusionists”- Exploding The Perfect Body Myth

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Raleigh-Cary JCC
12804 Norwood Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

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Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services is excited to bring this award-winning documentary and filmmaker to our community! Join us for a FREE screening and a Q & A with the filmmaker on Sunday, October 22nd. 

About the film: 

Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.

The Illusionists is an award-winning documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world. More than just a film, The Illusionists aims to build a movement, encouraging people to accept themselves for who they are and to “speak truth to media”.

Watch the trailer HERE.

About the filmmaker: 

Elena Rossini is an Italian filmmaker, photographer and social entrepreneur. Her mission: to create media that empowers women and girls. In addition to her body image documentary The Illusionists, Rossini is also the creator of the multimedia platform No Country for Young Women, which showcases more than 120 interviews with inspiring women representing five continents, seven decades and over two dozen professions. Rossini often speaks at international conferences and is a 2014 alumna of the Young Leaders Program by the Council for the United States and Italy.

This event is FREE, with pre-registration required to reserve seats. Please consider a donation to offset our costs.

Important parking information!!!

Because this program is on the same day, and just before, the big Campus Groundbreaking event there is a change to the usual parking arrangements.  The regular JCC parking lots will be closed and all parking will be on the JCC fields at the corner of Norwood and Old Creedmoor Roads.  Golf cart transportation will be available for those who cannot walk the short distance from the fields to the JCC building or back.

The entrance to the parking field is across from the Soapstone Methodist Church.  There will be parking attendants available, starting at noon, to direct parking traffic.  Please plan to arrive by 12:30 pm to allow sufficient time to park and walk or ride to the JCC building so that we can start the program promptly at 1 pm.

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