Preview – Unreported World: Forced to be Fat

Forced to be Fat
Sahar with (left to right) Fatimatou, Zahra, Farha, Saida. Picture Publicist: Nathalie Mohoboob. Photographer: Production Company.

The final edition of this episode in the current series takes us to Mauritania.

In this west African country, women are considered more attractive if they are fat. As a result of this, some young girls are forced by their mothers in a country severally damaged by droughts. Some 11-year-old girls consume 10,000 calories a day, and others consume unregulated drugs to increase the pounds even more. Sahar Zand examines the inevitable problems arising from this.

Unreported World is on Channel 4 at 19.30.

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