ABOUT THE FILM
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.
Watch The Trailer
our inspirational kids
Meet the embrace doco team
Natasha Stott Despoja AO
in embrace kids
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
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.