I’m A Child Anorexic

I’m A Child Anorexic In a North London clinic, around 30 severely underweight children are undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. Some of them are barely six years old.

This documentary follows underweight children who are undergoing treatment for anorexia, some who are barely six years old.

Shot over four months, I’m a Child Anorexic documents the highs and pitiful lows of their 12-week program, including personal video diaries and conversations they have with each other.

It is a fresh and shocking insight into the kids’ beliefs about food, dieting and fat; and the terrifying power of TV, magazines, celebrities, parents and peers in influencing and distorting their perceptions.

Watch as these girls go from dangerously thin to a healthy weight as they get ready for their departure.

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  • Tired

    Oh look. Another documentary that blames the media on everything.

    It’s funny, we don’t see the same thing espoused in schizophrenia documentaries. But, would you know it, both illnesses have are 80% biologically based and 20% environmentally influenced.

    Don’t push these myths further. We’re sick of it.

    • Confused

      Did we watch the same thing? I was pleasantly surprised that they emphasized that it was a mental illness and predisposition – a need to “control.” Not once did I hear it blamed on the media or the need to have perfect thin photoshopped body like in the magazine. I thought it was tastefully done.