Fat Front

Fat Front is the story about young Scandinavian women who have had enough of self-hatred and shame and proudly call themselves FAT.


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The young Scandinavian women Helene, Marte, Pauline and Wilde are fat, and they’re not ashamed of it. They’re part of a growing fat-activism movement that fights for body positivity and inclusivity. The message is that you’re beautiful just as you are.


They demand respect and recognition in a diet-fixated society while struggling with their lack of self-worth. For too long they have put their lives on hold. Waited to buy clothes, go out dancing and find love – until the day they would be skinny. The day never came. But they found each other and the body positive movement. Now they set their rolls and wobbly thighs free and use their bodies as activist tools. With the provocative tone of feminism and an artistic approach to the natural beauty of the body this film will change the way we view bodies. It is a film about shame and uprising but also a humorous and heart-warming journey with a bunch of young, energetic women.

March, 2020: Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm, Sweden.
January, 2020: Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden.
November, 2019: IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - World Premiere.

Directors Louise Detlefsen & Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Production Malene Flindt Pedersen for Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn
Co-production Magnus Gertten & Ove Rishøj Jensen, Auto Images, Sweden. Ingvil Giske, Medieoperatørerne as, Norway
Cinematography Sine Vadstrup Brooker
Editing Steen Johannessen, Marie-Louise Bordingaard
Sound Design Svenn Jakobsen
Music Jenny Wilson
Documentary. Running time: 87 minutes. 2019.