It’s not easy separating who you really are from an illness that is eating you from the inside out. mEAT. provides a glimpse of what it’s really like to struggle with and recover from an eating disorder.
Priyanka Rajendram is currently a medical officer and soon to be preventive medicine and public health resident in Singapore. She has been working in the arena of mental health for the past two years - first with clinical experience and now with policy and service planning for mental health in Singapore. She has always had an interest and passion for women’s health, because she believes that healthy mothers make for healthy families, and mental health – an often misunderstood and stigmatized part of healthcare. She developed her love for writing and filmmaking only in the past year and is passionate about finding a way to combine the power of film with medicine so that these stories can inform on important public health issues. Whether it is to raise awareness, educate, or simply comfort the audience, she feels that film can be used to drive home important messages and provoke deep thought and emotions. She hopes that her winning film, mEAT, and all her future works will be useful tools to serve this purpose.