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Embrace Kids Documentary (Rated G)
Running Time: 79 Minutes
Director: Taryn Brumfitt
Producers: Bonnie McBride, Taryn Brumfitt, Anna Vincent

Embrace Kids is an uplifting film by Taryn Brumfitt which brings together a vibrant collection of stories from young people and famous friends alike, who share their experiences about body image, bullying, gender identity, advocacy, representation and more.

This film aims to improve the body image of young people across Australia and the world. Aimed at an audience of 9-14 year olds, but equally engaging for adolescents, teachers, and parents, this film inspires, educates, and advocates for a world where we are not held back by the thoughts we have about the way we look. Instead, young people are encouraged to figure out what makes them unique and special, and use that to spark change.

The four central themes of the film and resources include:

Celebrating diversity of appearance, including diversity in relation to gender expression, ability, cultural background, and size.

Appreciating the functionality
of what our bodies
can do more than
what they look like.

Being kind
to ourselves
and
others.

Focusing
on real
role
models.

At the end of the film, there is a strong call to action, for young people to come together to change the world- for themselves and for future generations. This advocacy approach, combined with content aligning to the core themes outlined above, aligns with best practice, research, and theoretical frameworks regarding effective approaches for improving body image in young people.
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Embrace Kids is a powerful, uplifting film that tackles some of the biggest issues facing young people today, from body image and bullying to gender identity and more. With the help of famous friends like Celeste Barber, the film encourages young people to figure out what makes them unique and use that to spark change. Recommended for kids aged 9-14 (but grown-ups can watch too!)

our inspirational kids

The Embrace Kids film features the stories and wisdom from 18 incredible young people, who share their insights on the challenges they face, why this issue matters to them, and how they go about Embracing their bodies. Join these incredible humans (and one very cheeky dog!) as they go on a journey- talking about the pressures they face, finding out more from the experts, and sharing their new understandings with the world.

Meet the embrace doco team

Celeste Barber

embrace kids
executive producer

Natasha Stott Despoja AO

embrace kids
executive producer

Teresa Palmer

embrace kids
executive producer

featuring
in embrace kids

Alex
Noble

Amelia
Moseley

Amy
Sheppard

Audrey Mason-Hyde

Chloe
Hayden

Dr. Scott
Griffiths

Electric
Fields

Jameela
Jamil

Scott
Stuart

Taryn
Brumfitt

The Embrace Hub film was created in collaboration with body image researchers and experts Dr Zali Yager and Dr Ivanka Prichard. Read more about the theoretical rationale behind the film below

The Embrace Kids film also features an incredible cast of experts, advocates, and role models that educate and inspire everyone who sees this film to find the unique and special parts of themselves, and let those things shine through to the world. As we meet these special guests, hear their stories, reflections, and advice for young people, and become more motivated to take action and create change, the film finishes leaving us with a sense of optimism and hope for the future. The Embrace Hub is here with the resources that young people, parents, schools, and community leaders need to make that change a reality.

My commitment to myself

I will accept and appreciate my body.
I will fuel and move my body because it feels good!
I know that I have special magic – unique only to me.
What I look like is not as important as what I do and who I am being in this world.
I will Embrace my body and encourage other people to do the same.

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