Dana, The 8-Year-Old Anorexic is a hard-hitting documentary following the story of a young girl who embarks on a 12-week treatment program for her eating disorder based at Rhodes Farm in London.
The documentary investigates the causes of eating disorders and why children are developing them during Dana’s stay at Dr. Dee Dawson’s treatment clinic for young anorexic children.
Staff members at the treatment facility practice tough love and the rule is each patient must eat. The staff is used to the tricks these young anorexics get up to, like hiding peas under their spoon or madly tapping their feet under the table to burn extra calories.
The documentary tracks Dana’s progress and meets other anorexic children whose experience gives viewers an insight into a complex condition.