For everyone Film review: Embrace Kids (Transmission Films)

If you’re concerned about the influence of social media platforms, celebrity culture and advertising geared towards younger people, and want to have a healthy conversation about body positivity, this Australian doco is an excellent option.

Made by Australian photographer Taryn Brumfitt, Embrace Kids is a frank look at the burdensome standards for female beauty set by fashion magazines, movies, TV and social media, and the impact this has on the relationship children have with their bodies.

A diverse group of women, including celebrities, body image experts and people with disability, discuss learning to love how you look and resist social pressure. You’ll spot comedian Celeste Barber, The Good Place star Jameela Jamil, and First Nations pop duo Electric Fields.

Suitable for ages 8 and up, Embrace combines music, animation and good advice to inform and stay fun at the same time.

Note: Includes some swearing and nudity; trigger warning for viewers who have, or have kids with, eating disorders.

Visit the Embrace Kids education hub for teachers.

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