The Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine and the Bariatric Center of Excellence – Sapienza University of Rome – Polo Pontino, in partnership with the City of Latina and the non-profit organization Amici Obesi, Villa Miralago – Eating Behavior Health Center and Safe Advocacy Food Europe (SAFE), are organizing the fourth edition of the Short Film Festival “Filmdipeso” in order to increase public awareness of the issues related with nutrition, obesity and eating disorders and fight the stigma that is usually associated with these conditions that cause great suffering.
The Festival aims to present stories and documentaries addressing the complexity of the issues stated in our mission and true stories of treatment and rehab. The mission of the Festival is to disclose the social, psychological and interpersonal impact that obesity and eating disorders have on teenagers and adults. The formal acknowledgment and recognition of obesity and eating disorders as diseases allows not only to approach new treatment opportunities but also to dismantle prejudices and misconceptions as well as fight against weight bias that is associated with patients. Filmdipeso adheres to the “Carta dei diritti e dei doveri della persona con obesità” (Rights and duties of a person that suffers from obesity) signed by the Scientific associations on 8.9.2019.