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Call for Young People to Participate in an HBO Documentary

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 2' started by changeagents2011, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. changeagents2011

    changeagents2011 New Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    HBO Documentary Films is researching a film about young people?s response to the obesity epidemic. Specifically, they are focusing on children and young adults who are speaking out about the food they eat, the physical activity they may lack, and the healthy lives they want for themselves, their friends and families.

    The film, one of five documentaries for HBO?s upcoming ?The Weight of the Nation,? is being produced in partnership with the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

    The film is intended for a family audience and will be told from the perspective of kids. It will be directed by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Shari Cookson and Nick Doob. They are interested in finding young people from about age 9 to 14 who care about these issues and are acting as change-agents for their families, schools and communities, including kids who are confronting their own weight related issues, such as Type 2 Diabetes or are showing the same concern for family members or friends.

    We are looking for real kids who need not be a part of a formal organization. In fact the film is much more about the stories of individual kids--not organizations--whose stories will naturally unfold during the course of filming. At the heart of the film will be self-motivated kids whose authentic experiences of making their world healthier will illuminate the issues and portray a sense of how the health of our communities needs to improve.

    If you know a young person who might want to share his or her story for this project, please contact Joyce Mishaan at 646.3891061 or e-mail us at ChangeAgents2011@gmail.com

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