Embrace Kids Movie: Whitfield Rec Reserve
EMBRACE: KIDS is the next step in Taryn Brumfitt’s filmmaking journey. Her first feature EMBRACE (2016) was a box office hit, screening in over 190 countries and reaching number 1 on iTunes in the US, UK and Australia.
Following the success of EMBRACE, Taryn was sent thousands of messages asking her to make a follow-up film, but targeted toward younger audiences. Thus Taryn knew her next film had to be EMBRACE: KIDS.
“It’s alarming and heartbreaking that kids are being held back by how they feel about their bodies. Imagine giving kids the tools to move, nourish, respect and enjoy their bodies instead.” -Taryn Brumfitt
EMBRACE: KIDS is a vibrant, accessible and entertaining documentary which explores the many factors that come together to create and shape our self-image. At the heart of the film is “Embrace Kids Headquarters”, a workshop in a warehouse space where a group of kids aged between eight and 14 discuss issues that are important to them including: body image, social media, gender identity, representation, bullying and advocacy.
Based at Embrace Kids HQ, Taryn and the kids conduct their own research and interview inspirational people about their experiences, including:
- - Jameela Jamil, actor and activist who champions body positivity
- - Celeste Barber, comedian and actor who gained over 10 million followers by parodying celebrity influencer culture
- - Audrey Mason-Hyde, whose Ted talk at the age of 11 inspired millions of non-binary kids around the world
- - Alex Noble, motivational speaker and elite athlete whose rugby accident at the age of 16 forced him to change his perspective on the world
- - Chloé Hayden, who just made history as the first autistic actor to co-lead an Australian series, Heartbreak High.
- - Electric Fields, electro-pop duo Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross who gained international acclaim by celebrating their differences
- - Amy Sheppard, musician and body-positive influencer from the band Sheppard
- - Erin Phillips, professional AFL player who challenges gender stereotyping
- - Scott Stuart, author of ‘My Shadow is Pink’ about celebrating his son’s choice to wear a dress
Suitable for ages 9 and up!
Doors open at 5.30. Movie starts at 6.00pm