Embrace Kids

Director: Taryn Brumfitt
Origin: Australia (2022)
Language: English
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Filled with fun and joy, this vital documentary shows kids how to move, nourish, respect and embrace their bodies.

In this energetic mixture of animation, live action, interviews, music and more, Taryn Brumfitt adapts the body-positive message of her award-winning breakout documentary Embrace. Created in consultation with body image experts Dr Zali Yager and Dr Ivanka Prichard, the film helps children decode the ways that advertising, social media, celebrity culture, and the diet and fitness industries influence the way we feel about our bodies.

Featuring Brumfitt’s network of well-known celebrity friends including Celeste Barber, Jameela Jamil and Electric Fields, along with Chico the family dog, Embrace Kids brings together a vibrant collection of stories and voices to entertain and inspire kids and parents alike, showing us that the first step in changing the world is changing your mind.

“We’re not born hating our bodies. It’s something the world teaches us, that it’s more important how we look than how we feel. It’s time to change that, and it starts right here with Embrace Kids.” – Taryn Brumfitt

Please note: MIFF’s full program will launch on Tuesday 12 July. Tickets will be available to MIFF Members from Tuesday 12 July and to the general public from Friday 15 July.

If you require any access service, such as wheelchair/step-free access, for any MIFF session, please email boxoffice@miff.com.au to book your ticket.

Featured Subjects
Alex Noble, Amy Sheppard, Audrey Mason-Hyde, Celeste Barber, Chloe Hayden, Electric Fields, Erin Phillips, Jameela Jamil
Taryn Brumfitt
Anna Vincent, Bonnie McBride, Taryn Brumfitt
Taryn Brumfitt
Benjamin Dowie
Benjamin Speed
David Scarborough
Production Designer
Luke Rynderman
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Company Credit
Distributor: Transmission Films