For myself, a lot of people don’t know the details. I am overweight, and I have been for a long time. I’ve tried a lot of things to help with this, but due to medication that I’m on for Epilepsy, it’s hard for me to ever lose weight. Plus, with having a hysterectomy at the age of 28, my metabolism is messed up and that’s really not much I can do. I live as healthy as I can, walk often and try and be careful of certain things that I eat. Does that person at the store know that I have all of these problems? or do they just like to be mean?
This movie was really an eye-opener. I am so proud of these girls for taking a stand! We need more students, or even people in this world that are willing to open their mouth for things that they don’t agree with, and help those that can’t find their voice on the issue. I would definitely recommend this to youth groups, or even a physical education teacher to view with their class. Kids need to know that a certain number, by itself, DOES NOT represent your whole life. Be healthy, be strong and stand up for what you believe in!
About the Movie – The Student Body:
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Webber (The Elephant in the Living Room) unleashes his politically-charged film, THE STUDENT BODY, on all major cable, satellite, and digital platforms in North America. Winner of the 2016 Independent Spirit Award, Webber’s ground-breaking new film tackles the heated topic of childhood obesity while shining a critical light on the government’s ill-conceived efforts to solve this global epidemic.
The Student Body follows the inspiring story of a shy high school student turned brave journalist who seeks justice for her peers. In many states throughout the country, lawmakers have passed controversial mandates forcing schools to perform body mass index (BMI) tests on students. What soon followed sparked a heated national debate. Coined the “Fat Letters” by students, notification letters were sent to kids whose body mass did not fall within a narrowly acceptable range; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, that they are fat.
When a determined sixth-grader in Ohio voices her protest against the letters, student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take up her fight. Convinced that her fellow students are being unfairly profiled and bullied by the government, Bailey’s investigation soon turns into a battle of wills between herself and the bureaucrats who passed the law.
THE STUDENT BODY is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths of the childhood obesity debate.
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Gravitas Ventures
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2017
Run Time: 85 minutes
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,089 in Movies & TV
#29322 in Movies & TV > DVD
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