Embrace Kids Documentary | Body Image Movement

Embrace Kids – a life-changing documentary for children aged 8-12 years.

The Embrace Kids documentary is the next step in the Body Image Movement’s Embrace journey.  Recent studies suggest that body image is the number one issue affecting our children, and they want to be part of the solution.

The film will address why body image has become a global problem and will offer solutions to help children (8-12 years old) to foster a positive body image. It will explore the relationship children have with their bodies, why so many boys and girls hate their bodies and what we can do about it.  Topics in Embrace Kids will include social media, photoshopping, ‘fitspiration’, role models, and the influence of media and advertising on body image.

Taryn Brumfitt, Director of Embrace the documentary, will be working with, and leading a team of creative, academic, and education specialists to produce a film that will positively impact students, be welcomed by parents and teachers and supported by governments, health professionals and educational institutions. Celeste Barber, Teresa Palmer and Natasha Stott Despoja have joined the team as Executive Producers.

Taryn says,

“the Embrace Kids documentary will have the same heart and soul as the Embrace documentary, however tailored to the younger market. There will be no f-bombs and no nudity!”

The film will be presented in a 30 minute (approximate) format. Once created, Embrace Kids will be made available to schools globally as a free resource to help teachers, community leaders, and health professionals deliver the important message of positive body image through entertaining and engaging storytelling.

How You Can Help

When people come together to support a common goal, magic happens. That’s why they’ve set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to make the Embrace Kids documentary. Once the film is made they will be GIVING IT AWAY to schools across the world as a FREE resource.

So far they’ve raised over $50,000 on GoFundMe towards the first production milestone of $250,000. Their overall target is $500,000, and with angel investors and 100% of proceeds from their shop contributing to our grand total, they’ve reached just over $170,000 in funding. They believe “if everyone does a little no one has to do a lot”, so please get involved and support Embrace Kids.

November 2019 Update:  The GoFundMe target for Embrace Kids documentary has been reduced to $150,000.


You can also shop online and purchase one of the Embrace Kids products to help raise funds for the film, such as the Embrace Warrior Woman Scarf in a kaleidoscope of colour, leopard print, feathers and lace designed by Holly Eva.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Body Image Movement website.

What:  Embrace Kids Documentary

When:   Fundraising Stage

Where:   Support the online GoFundMe page or shop online (link above)

Who:   8-12 year olds

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Body Movement Image


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