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Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

Josiane Blanc
2020 | 23 min 52 s


About the film



Josiane Blanc
Writer and Director

Photo : Stephan Ballard

Producer (NFB)

Photo : NFB


Elizabeth Dettmer, Ph. D., C. Psych.



Elizabeth Dettmer, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Maja Eklund

Teenagers’ Voices
Alexandra Hook
Andrea Hubick
Athena Park
Alice Snaden

Researched, Written and Directed by
Josiane Blanc

Script Consultant
Danielle Sturk

Josiane Blanc

Director of Photography
Devon Burns

Location Sound
Ty Bertrand

Pauline Decroix

Emanuelle Dufour

Original Music
Mathieu Dandurand

Original Soundtrack
© 2019 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

Production Manager
Sarah Kravetz

Camera Assistant
Aliou Diallo

Voice Coaching
Claude Guilmain

Voice Studio Recording
Eggplant Picture & Sound

Sound Editing
Mélanie Gauthier

Stéphane Cadotte

Foley Recording
Luc Léger

Mathieu Dandurand, EMD

Online Editing
Denis Pilon

Infographics and Titles
Cynthia Ouellet

MELS Studios

Sound Mixing
Luc Léger


Family photographs, Maja Eklund
Photo by Patrick Rooney
Photo by Brendan Lally Photography

A big thank-you to the teenagers taking part in the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP) for their powerful testimonials.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto
Sarah Taylor – Founder of Fitness by Sarah Taylor

Studio Team

Marketing Manager
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Administrator and Line Producer
Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo

Production Coordinator
Sara Sajedi

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Claveau

Technical Support
Pierre Dupont
Isabelle Painchaud
Patrick Trahan

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis

Executive Producer
Denis McCready

In collaboration with


Martine Bolduc
Senior manager, content development and production, programming

Pierre Ouellette
Regional director, Radio-Canada Ontario

Produced as part of the Tremplin 2018 initiative

A production of
The National Film Board of Canada
French Program – Canadian Francophonie Studio

Media Relations

  • About the NFB

    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.