A SPECIAL screening of a film exploring issues surrounding body image is coming to a Dorchester cinema.

Local mother Lucy Staddon-Snell has taken on the job of promoting the screening, with funds from the event going to support a mental health charity.

The film Embrace was recently premiered in the UK and is billed as a social impact documentary exploring the issue of body image.

It is told from the point of view of director Taryn Brumfitt, who posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy.

The screening is being held at Dorchester's Odeon cinema from 3pm on Sunday, February 26.

Lucy is promoting the screening as part of the Demand Film scheme, which sees people all over the UK arrange screenings at their local cinemas and take on the responsibility of promoting them.

Lucy, who lives in Weymouth and works in Dorchester as a solicitor, said: "I am keen to support this movement both as a woman and a mother of two young daughters.

"I would like to do all I can to help eradicate negative body image issues so that women, men and children will no longer have to battle with them in the future."

The screening will only take place if enough tickets are reserved by this Saturday so Lucy, who is organising the event on a voluntary basis, is keen to spread the word to as many people as possible.

A proportion of ticket sales will be donated to Mind, a mental health charity which provides and advice and support to help empower people experiencing any kind of mental health issue including body dysmorphic disorder, depression and eating disorders.

For more information about the screening visit the Screening of "Embrace" film at Odeon Dorchester Facebook page.

To book a ticket for the event visit tickets.demand.film/event/1416