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February 26, 2017

Baltimore Premiere of "The Student Body"

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week KICK-OFF Event

The Student Body Poster


In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017, you’re invited to the Baltimore Premiere of THE STUDENT BODY, an award-winning documentary that takes a stand against bullying and body shaming in schools.

When a brave high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a national debate, sparking a battle of wills between herself and high ranking government officials. Film screening followed by Q&A with Father-Daughter Filmmakers, Michael & Bailey Webber. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00 - 4:30 PM

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
6501 N. Charles St, Towson, MD  

Event is FREE but space is limited. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Reserve your seat by clicking the "Register" button above and submitting the online RSVP form. 

Walk-ins will be accommodated on event day on a first-come first-served basis.


The Student Body - Official Trailer from MainSail Productions on Vimeo.

In an effort to address the obesity problem among American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed controversial mandates forcing schools to perform BMI tests on students. What soon followed parked a heated national debate. Coined the 'Fat Letters' by students, notification letters were sent to kids whose body mass did not fall within a narrowly acceptable range; essentially telling children, even as young as kindergarteners, that they are fat. When a determined sixth grader in Ohio voices her protest against the letters, student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take up her fight. Convinced that her fellow students are being unfairly profiled and bullied by the government, Bailey's investigation soon turns into a battle of wills between herself and the bureaucrats who passed the law. THE STUDENT BODY is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths of the childhood obesity debate.

Bailey Webber


Bailey Webber is a student investigative journalist, writer and codirector of The Student Body. Her story of courage and activism has been featured in numerous newspaper and online articles. She has been
honored by the National Association of University Women for her advocacy work, is an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association as well as Proud to Be Me in which she has written several
articles, blogs, and has participated in panel discussions. Bailey is also an up and coming public speaker and has appeared as a guest on several television and radio shows. Bailey is the daughter of Michael Webber, a motion picture producer and renowned documentary filmmaker. As such, she has grown up around movie making and has storytelling in her blood. The Student Body is her directorial debut.

Michael Webber


Michael Webber is an awardwinning documentary filmmaker and producer/codirector ofT he Student Body. Webber has produced numerous theatrical films for studios such as 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Eventually applying his storytelling skills to nonfiction filmmaking, Webber would go on to produced/directed his “passion project” the hit documentary T he Elephant in the Living Room. The film was praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, winning 5 Best Documentary awards and opening as the #1 independent film in the US. Michael has been guest on countless radio and television talk shows around the country including appearances on The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and Nightline. He was also the subject of an ABC 20/20 special by Emmy Award Winning
journalist Jay Schradler.




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