On a personal and professional level I’m delighted to tell you about this film, made by my good friend and colleague Hana Kamea Kemble.
My husband, son and I were filmed for the documentary over a number of years, beginning when I was pregnant. My son Theo appears first at 3 days old in the film and the film tracks parts of our journey until he turned 4 years old. Needless to say the film is close to my heart.
At a wider level The Moving Child film is a beautifully made and important documentary about child development.
The film shows in an accessible and engaging way how movement and child development are connected, and what we can do tangibly to support healthy development of the children around us.
“The Moving Child shows how to nurture healthier and more compassionate people.” RAFFI
From Hana: “As most of you know, I have just completed this film, with my wonderful team of helpers, after seven long years of hard work. This film can help to shape a new generation and support parents, caregivers and educators’ knowledge of the importance of dynamic movement from the get go and throughout childhood. It also sheds light on how kids are getting “stuck” these days in their movement development and what we can all do about it. We have received super positive feedback on the film so far.
We offer best practices in this film, interviews with parents doing things differently and lots of amazing expert voices sharing their wisdom.
Feel free to share with your communities. We hope to share the film with as many families, teachers, therapists as we can find!”
To watch the trailer, or to find out more about best practices, local film screenings and workshops, as well as various options for download and purchase of the full film see The Moving Child.
[This post is replicated from my July SoulSoil newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter see the “Let’s Get Started” box at the top right of the page.]