That Bites!: a Documentary About Food Allergies Made by a 12 year old Boy
I'm 12 years old, and I have spent the last 12 + months working on a film to educate people about what it's like to have life threatening food allergies. I offer the unique perspective of a child and most of my interviewees are also kids. Eating is enjoyed by everyone, but for 8% of the earth's population, it can be an inescapable nightmare. The food allergy epidemic is quickly rising and hundreds of people a year are dying from food allergies. If you suffer from a food allergy, you literally put your life into the hands of hosts, waiters, caregivers, friends and family everyday. The movie explores why having food allergies can be scary, intimidating, isolating, embarrassing, frightening, confusing, annoying, and of course, frustrating.