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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.
In 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.
When 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.