The Student Body – A Free Film Screening

Date(s) - March 6, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

On The Path Yoga

On the eve of International Women’s Day, let’s come together to discuss how to #breakthebias around body image! We will have some light refreshments, watch the documentary The Student Body, and discuss our cultural bias about women’s body size and shape, which begins at a young age.
Gathering begins at 6pm, screening starts at 6:30pm with discussion to follow. Below is a press release describing the film:
Winner of the 2016 Independent Spirit Award, Michael 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.