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TALKING ABOUT ALOPECIA

What to know: Kids speak for themselves and talk honestly about their experience with this disorder.
TALKING ABOUT ALOPECIA is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-18
8 minutes
VIDEO
LYDIA HIBBERT
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I like that Talking about Alopecia has kids that have Alopecia talking about it rather than listening to a parent or a doctor talk about it. That makes it real kids for kids, whether they have it or not. I love brave they were to talk about it and answer questions about what upsets them that are typical of what people ask. We also learn how to treat people with alopecia. The video is well made with good questions and excellent animation.

The film features a group of kids from the UK on a call talking about their Alopecia, saying what it is and how people with alopecia should be treated.

I like that the kids speak for themselves and talk honestly about their experience with the disorder. The film is animated so whoever is speaking has an animated box with their name come up so you have an idea of what they look like. I like how they used a zoom-type set up for the animation boxes. The music in the background is happy and light, which goes with this video, because they should not be sad or ashamed of their disorder and the light music helps support that atmosphere. Lydia Hibbert directs the film and is to be commended for the simplicity of the format. The questions are structured so that they never make the kids uncomfortable. The kids that speak are very brave for being okay with talking about their situations. I never knew what this disorder was before, so I learned it is the condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches. I also learned that the disorder is caused by the white blood cells attacking the hair follicles.

The message is to not treat people with alopecia any different than others. It is good to expose kids to various disorders and teach them how to treat people at a young age.

I give Talking About Alopecia 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. This would play well at a youth or family film festival because it addresses issues that goes beyond the disorder itself, it teaches the viewers to treat people who are different with kindness and understanding. Reviewed by Lorelei T., KIDS FIRST!

I like that Talking about Alopecia has kids that have Alopecia talking about it rather than listening to a parent or a doctor talk about it. That makes it real kids for kids, whether they have it or not. I love brave they were to talk about it and answer questions about what upsets them that are typical of what people ask. We also learn how to treat people with alopecia. The video is well made with good questions and excellent animation.

The film features a group of kids from the UK on a call talking about their Alopecia, saying what it is and how people with alopecia should be treated.

I like that the kids speak for themselves and talk honestly about their experience with the disorder. The film is animated so whoever is speaking has an animated box with their name come up so you have an idea of what they look like. I like how they used a zoom-type set up for the animation boxes. The music in the background is happy and light, which goes with this video, because they should not be sad or ashamed of their disorder and the light music helps support that atmosphere. Lydia Hibbert directs the film and is to be commended for the simplicity of the format. The questions are structured so that they never make the kids uncomfortable. The kids that speak are very brave for being okay with talking about their situations. I never knew what this disorder was before, so I learned it is the condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches. I also learned that the disorder is caused by the white blood cells attacking the hair follicles.

The message is to not treat people with alopecia any different than others. It is good to expose kids to various disorders and teach them how to treat people at a young age.

I give Talking About Alopecia 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 18, plus adults. This would play well at a youth or family film festival because it addresses issues that goes beyond the disorder itself, it teaches the viewers to treat people who are different with kindness and understanding. Reviewed by Lorelei T., KIDS FIRST!

Children from around the UK talk about their experiences living with Alopecia. An insightful and touching film crafted during lockdown featuring artwork and stories from children supported by the 'Alopecia UK' & 'Young Animators Club'.
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