I just received this in the mail to review, and it looks rather interesting. One of my lucky readers now has a chance to win their own copy, on DVD.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Webber (The Elephant in the Living Room) unleashes his politically-charged film, THE STUDENT BODY, on all major cable, satellite, and digital platforms in North America. Winner of the 2016 Independent Spirit Award, Webber’s ground-breaking new film tackles the heated topic of childhood obesity while shining a critical light on the government's ill-conceived efforts to solve this global epidemic.
The Student Body follows the inspiring story of a shy high school student turned brave journalist who seeks justice for her peers. In many states throughout the country, lawmakers have passed controversial mandates forcing schools to perform body mass index (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; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, 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 hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths of the childhood obesity debate.
Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be notified via email the next day, and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.
U.S. residents only, please.
The Student Body DVD