Every human has it. But nearly every human society sees it differently. Fat. What purpose does it serve?
In this video, a collaboration between SAPIENS and Aeon, anthropological research helps explain why human babies are so chubby and explore how cultures across the globe and through time view fat as good and bad, ugly and beautiful.
Animated and directed by Ermina Takenova
Written by Nicola Williams
Producer: Kellen Quinn
Associate Producer: Adam D’Arpino
Sound Design: Adam D’Arpino and Eli Cohn
Background Research: Steve Nash, Morgan Hoke, and Eileen Anderson-Fye
SAPIENS Editors: Amanda Mascarelli, Christine Weeber, Daniel Salas, and Chip Colwell