Eating disorders affect five million people in the U.S., and more than 10% of those diagnosed with anorexia nervosa will die from the disease. Seeking to put a human face on these sobering statistics, acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield went inside a Florida treatment center to tell the stories of four women who are literally dying to be thin. The devastating HBO documentary THIN reveals what she found there - and explores the issues underlying their illness.
UPDATE: HBO expresses its deepest sympathy to the family of Polly Williams for their tragic loss.
UPDATE: The documentary, THIN, has been removed from previous links to other sites I had provided in this post due to claims of copyright infringement.
I do, however, have a personal copy of the documentary. If you would like to view it, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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