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The Student Body (2016)

TV-G | | Documentary, Drama | 1 August 2016 (USA)
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When a brave high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a heated national controversy, sparking a battle of wills between herself and government officials.

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Bailey Webber, Michael Webber (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Holly Allen Holly Allen ... Herself - Reporter
Martin Binks Martin Binks ... Himself
Laura Bruij-Williams Laura Bruij-Williams ... Herself
Stefan Czerwinski Stefan Czerwinski ... Himself
Sayantani DasGupta ... Herself
Nikhil Dhurandhar ... Himself
Maddy Karimi ... Herself
Nicole Karimi Nicole Karimi ... Herself
Eric Kearny Eric Kearny ... Himself
Gianna Maggio Gianna Maggio ... Herself
Sompong Maggio Sompong Maggio ... Herself
Clair Mysko ... Herself
Meredith Roth ... Herself
Dawn Sfouggatakis Dawn Sfouggatakis ... Herself
George Sfouggatakis George Sfouggatakis ... Himself
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In an effort to address the obesity epidemic, notification letters are being sent to students whose body mass do not fall within a narrow range deemed "acceptable" by the government; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, that they are fat. When a determined sixth-grader in Ohio voices her protest against the 'Fat Letters', student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take her fight to the highest levels of government. THE STUDENT BODY is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against bullying, government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths behind the childhood obesity debate. Written by Anonymous

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I Am Not A Number

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Excellent documentary on a disturbing standard now implemented in schools!
26 July 2017 | by rodeo-eduSee all my reviews

Very well done documentary describing a brave and persistent sixth grader's campaign to end state-mandated Body Mass Index (BMI) testing and fat-shaming letters sent to students with their results. My favorite scene is when the interviewer asks congressman Eric Kearney (after FINALLY getting an interview with him, which could almost be a documentary in itself) if she can measure *his* BMI.

Watch it, it's entertaining and you'll learn something!


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