The Student Body

Showings

The Buzz Sat, Aug 1, 2015 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:#Tween
Free Movies at the Buzz
Release Year:2015
Runtime:85 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.thestudentbodyfilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Bailey Webber
Director:Michael Webber
Bailey Webber
Produced by:Michael Webber
Screenwriter:Bailey Webber
Michael Webber
Cinematography:Michael Webber
Editing By:John T. Adkins
Music By:Paul Brill

Description

After laws were passed in over a dozen states forcing schools to measure the Body Mass Index of all students, kids as young as five started receiving what became known as “Fat Letters” along with their report cards, marking their failure to meet school health requirements. When a sixth grader approached her school board about the bullying nature of these letters, it caught the attention of highschooler Bailey Webber. With some help from her filmmaker dad (TCFF 2010 alum Michael Webber, “The Elephant in the Living Room”), she set out to investigate the new law, confronting politicians who set the policy and taking a stand against the invasion of student privacy. In Person: Directors Bailey and Michael Webber.

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