In a North London clinic, around 30 severely underweight children are undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. Some of them are barely six years old.
Filmed over four months, I’m a Child Anorexic documents the highs and pitiful lows of their 12-week programme, featuring their own video diaries and conversations with each other.
It is a raw 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 these girls go from the dangerously emaciated and malnourished states they arrive in to a healthy weight and their departure.
But has their attitude to food changed? And can they maintain their weight back at home, with the constant pressures from society to stay slim?