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Screening of the film “The Student Body”

August 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$12.75

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Screening of

The Student Body

Opal is proud to host a screening of a documentary that challenges how people see obesity and how it is impacting young students. The screening with be held at the Regal Meridian 16 Theater in downtown Seattle.

Film Description

The_Student_Body_Production_Still-4In an effort to address the obesity problem among  American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states  have passed controversial mandates forcing  schools to perform 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; telling children as young as kindergartners that they are fat.

The_Student_Body_Production_Still-3When 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 intrusion and hypocrisy while  exploring the complex and controversial truths of  the childhood obesity debate.

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This screening only happens if we pre-reserve at least 60 tickets! Please reserve your tickets now and join us on August 23rd for a night at the movies.

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Details

Date:
August 23, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$12.75
Website:
https://gathr.us/screening/16566

Venue

Regal Meridian 16
1501 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Website:
https://gathr.us/screening/16566