06 Oct Kate Winslet in the fight against bullying
It’s easy to imagine Kate Winslet and I would be friends if we ever met. She comes across as a kind, down to earth mum before Hollywood A lister and a woman who walks the walk when it comes to issues close to her heart. It’s also easy to imagine she is equally as proud of her latest short film Daisy Chain as any of her award winning performances.
Kate lends her voice and movie star status to the fight against bullying and while I may not share her movie star status we have a voice to end violence against young people in common.
My 6 year old daughter Chloe Joy and I cuddled together to watch the 7 minute short film. We loved the pretty film with it’s powerful words and happy ending. Chloe Joy loved the happy ending the most and I personally liked the little chant and the moodiness of the film. The lightness and darkness of this short film is enchanting.
When was the last time you saw an enchanted approach to an ugly problem that isn’t going away?
Stories of family violence, inhumane treatment of assylum seekers and mental health issues are rightfully making Australian headlines but it’s important bullying doesn’t take a back seat. An estimated 200 million children and youth around the world are bullied by their peers (2007 Kandersteg Declaration Against Bullying in Children and Youth). That’s 200 million reasons we need to take a few moments to enjoy my (unofficial) mate Kate’s film about hurtful words and our power (if we choose it) to overcome peer pressure and teasing with creativity and compassion.
View the short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGxmschhkNg
Visit the site here: www.ilovedaisychain.com