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Folkestone Documentary Festival: Your Fat Friend

Folkestone Documentary Festival: Your Fat Friend

Made over 6 years, director Jeanie Finlay charts the rise of Aubrey Gordon, from anonymous blogger writing with candour and humour as "Your Fat Friend" to NYTimes best-seller and beloved podcaster, talking about what it means to be a very fat woman in the world. Her aim? Bringing about a paradigm shift in the way that we view and treat fat people.

This isn’t about “body positivity” co-opted by brands to sell fat-kinis to size 16 women, it’s about bringing about a paradigm shift in the way that we treat fat people and the fat on our own bodies. It has brought her an insatiable worldwide audience, and threats to her life.

A film about fatness, family, the complexities of making change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

YOUR FAT FRIEND, finding a place in the world when you don’t quite fit.

This event will be held at Silver Screen Cinema.

Film Classification - 12A


Welcome to the third edition of the Folkestone Documentary Festival. Come to the Kent seaside for a weekend of documentary films, discussions, walks and parties. The festival celebrates documentary filmmaking in all its forms, from social issues to culture to the environment and nature, or just great real stories, with community collaborations at the heart of programming.

For the full programme, visit

Festival passes, offering access to every film, are available from the Silver Screen Cinema. Click here for more info.


The Silver Screen Cinema
The Town Hall,
Guildhall Street,
CT20 1DY,
United Kingdom

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