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Kids are getting stuck! This film explores how and why children need to move and how to support early movement development.
Anna Kemble
Vancouver, British Columbia
3 Team Members

The Moving Child is a film that aims to help support children in their physical, emotional, social and mental development by educating adults about the important role that dynamic movement plays in a child's wellbeing.

Movement matters and impacts all aspects of development! This film shows HOW that happens and WHAT we need to be concerned about right now in children's sensorimotor development. Kids are getting stuck!

Integrating approaches from diverse movement therapies, the film shares best practices to support children's self-expression and naturally unfolding movement ability from in utero through age six.

The Moving Child will be an amazing tool for anyone who cares about how child wellbeing impacts our world!

The Moving Child

Movement matters.

Children grow through movement. By moving, they learn to communicate, express feelings, heal trauma, make friends, and learn to live in the world.

How a child moves indicates their developmental stage and communicates their needs. Healthy neurology, shaped by early sensory and movement experiences in relationship with caregivers, is what supports a child in all learning and developmental tasks. The way we support our children's moving bodies ultimately shapes our entire culture. Most folks do not currently have much knowledge of movement's importance in child development. That is why the message of this film needs to be shared!

Children need to move, but HOW?

Children must learn to move dynamically, with full bodied, three-dimensional movement, to be able to cope with different environments and challenges at different ages. By exploring dynamic movement, a child learns to switch easily from big to small, loud to quiet, angry to happy, slow to fast, up to down, tense to relaxed, side to side and all other movement potential. Contrast this with a bustling city street, where movement is forward focused and rushed.

Kids are getting "stuck."

Statistics show that not only are children not moving enough, they are not moving in the ways they need to move from early infancy onward. Research indicates that this contributes to an increase in high rates of coordination disorders, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, sensory disorders and emotional disturbance in children. Though these issues may be visible, many are not easy for caregivers to identify. Lots of kids are getting "stuck," but they need not stay that way!

The Moving Child

Everyone has a birthright to movement.

This film is not just about the moving child and early development, it's also about the potential for adults to reclaim their connection with their own bodies and observe the impact that can then also have on the body-minds of children. With a little support and attention, we can help get kids "unstuck." It all starts with educating adults! Everyone has a birthright to movement. As we accept the invitation from children to move with them, and to revive movement in our culture, we reclaim the relationship between our body and our full humanity, and our children are going to thrive!

Drawing on the knowledge of...

The Moving Child draws on interviews with experts in developmental movement, neurology, psychiatry, attachment science, and dance/movement therapy, including Dr. Carla Hannaford, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Susan Loman, Myrna Martin, Dr. Martha Eddy, Kalila Homann and Dr. Bruce Perry. The film also features several parents and children who inspire us to move, dance, and play!

Susan AposhyanSusan Aposhyan
Author, Developer of Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Founder of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy
Bonnie Bainbridge CohenBonnie Bainbridge-Cohen
Occupational Therapist, Movement Therapist, Founder of The School of Body-Mind Centering®.
Martha EddyDr. Martha Eddy
Somatic Movement Therapist, 
Director of the Center for Kinesthetic Education.
Janice GellarJanice Geller
Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and teacher.
Carla HannafordDr. Carla Hannaford
Biologist, Neurophysiologist, educator and author of Smart Moves: Why Learning Isn't All in Your Head
Kalila HomannKalila Homann
Dance-Movement Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, 
Neuroscience educator.
Brenda IsherwoodBrenda Isherwood
Occupational Therapist and Doula
Janet KayloJanet Kaylo
Certified Movement Analyst, Somatic Movement Therapist, Senior Dance-Movement Psychotherapist.
Susan LomanSusan Loman
Dance-Movement Therapist, Antioch University Professor and Kestenberg Movement Profile Analyst.
Jean-Pierre MakosoJean-Pierre Makosso
Storyteller, poet, children's dance facilitator and performer.
Myrna MartinMyrna Martin
Registered Nurse, Registered Clinical Counsellor and child/family therapist, attachment expert.
Dr. Bruce PerryDr. Bruce Perry
Psychiatrist, Educator, renowned Author, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy in Houston.
Brenda PulvermacherBrenda Pulvermacher
Pediatric CranioSacral Therapist, practitioner of Self-Regulation therapy.

Saliq SavageSaliq Savage
Somatic Movement Therapist, Body-Mind Centering®  Teacher, Infant Developmental Movement Educator®.

Mariko TanabeMariko Tanabe
Infant Developmental Movement Educator®Somatic Movement Therapist and acclaimed Choreographer.

Who's behind this film?

Anna Kemble - Director, Producer, Co-Writer
Anna Kemble, a Board Certified Dance-Movement Therapist from Vancouver, B.C., weaves together The Moving Child, a project she has been working on since 2010. Anna has managed large community educational and nonprofit projects and is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has over 15 years of experience working psychotherapeutically with children and adults through movement.

Jacki Huntington - Director of Photography, Editor, Co-Writer
Jacki Huntington is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, sometime musician and graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. She's completed several short, character-driven documentary films, including a series on Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.

Many other independent filmmakers, videographers, and mentors also contributed to this film. We couldn't have done it without our fabulous crews!

Anna Kemble and Jacki Huntington

Your donation is powerful!

By contributing to this film, you become a community film producer and directly impact the wellbeing of thousands of children and caregivers. Your donation educates a new generation of parents, teachers, healthcare professionals and others who can impact children's health and movement potential.

What we need:

The film is in its post-production phase, and we need $32,340 to finish it by June 2013. While this might seem like a large sum to people unfamiliar with film budgets, this is actually a very low and conservative amount. We can certainly make good use of more funds than our goal! Thank you.

Producer Anna Kemble has been making this film over the past three years. Thanks to The Marian Chace Foundation and private donors, we've raised $18,000 toward expenses so far, and Anna has contributed substantial personal funds and volunteered several hundreds of hours toward the filmmaking. Many in the film crew have worked for honoraria, equipment has been donated, and many volunteer hours have been accrued! Everyone who appears in the film has done so on a volunteer basis. Still, filmmaking (especially GOOD filmmaking) costs money! We're making this film to last a long time and inspire people for generations to come. Retreating is not an option! We have many production and postproduction costs to still pay for: editing, music, interview crew payments, travel for interviews, sound editing, colour correction, DVD printing, etc.

If donating money is not possible for you, but you have other expertise such as in marketing or film distribution, OR if you have FLIGHT (airline) POINTS you can donate to the project, these are also needed for crew to travel.

You will be well thanked for any size donation! We've got plenty to share: special video links, t-shirts, dance parties, private movement sessions, photo and video art, and much, much more! See our offerings.

Financial management of your donation:

Every donation counts! There is a professional bookkeeper associated with this project (Barb) who keeps track of all film related expenses, ensuring all donations are well spent (every cent!). The Marian Chace Foundation is acting as a fiscal sponsor for this film for donations over $100 (www.adta.org). If you are living in the United States and would like a tax deduction or 501(c)(3) receipt, you may prefer to make a donation through The Marian Chace Foundation. Checks can be made payable to The Marian Chace Foundation, sent to 
Marian Chace Foundation
P.O. Box 254
Prior Lake, MN  55372
(It's important to write for "THE MOVING CHILD", on the check or in a note with it).Please e-mail themovingchild@gmail.com for more information.

Get the word out! 

Tell your friends and family about The Moving Child and make some noise for our fundraising campaign! If you cannot make a financial donation, please forward this link to a friend! Spread the word and help us complete this film! Thank you. LEAVE A COMMENT as well, even if you cannot donate funds.


By donating, you will receive updates from The Moving Child and a notice of final film completion, as well as your rewards which we hope will bring you much joy!


Anna, Jacki and crew

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  • $10CAD
    you move me!

    A big, heartfelt THANK YOU, plus updates on our project status.

    29 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $20CAD
    moving it along!

    Anna and Jacki will write you a sweet postcard and send it to your mailbox. You also get online access to exclusive footage and updates on the film.

    22 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $30CAD
    reach and pull!

    Online streaming access to the completed film, a digital copy of Anna's "Engaging Movement Activities for Children," a special thank you in our film credits and all that's above!

    93 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50CAD
    shake, wiggle and roll!

    All that's above, plus a digital download of some of Anna Kemble and Roch Gallo's fun songs for moving and dancing with children. This is original music they recorded together, sure to delight! Plus online access to full expert interviews with excellent, insightful folks like Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Martha Eddy, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Susan Loman and others!

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  • $75CAD
    yield and push!

    Along with everything above, you get a signed copy of The Moving Child DVD mailed to you. You will be the first people to own a copy of the film. Congratulations!

    57 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100CAD
    get ready to dance!

    Everything above, plus a beautiful, one of a kind, The Moving Child organic cotton t-shirt designed by Anna and Jacki and an exclusive invitation to The Moving Child Premiere and Dance Party in Vancouver (you pay travel).

    31 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $250CAD
    moving pictures

    A limited edition photo flip book of children's movement as seen in The Moving Child and the beautiful official film poster, which will invite movement in your office environment or school! Plus, a limited edition handmade book of Jacki's 35mm photographs of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, a magical land of mountains, fog and mossy forest. You also get TWO signed copies of The Moving Child DVD and your name in the credits as "major sponsor" ... plus all previous rewards!

    11 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500CAD
    moving with intention

    One-hour child or adult movement consulting or supervision with Anna Kemble and an exclusive invitation to The Moving Child one-day workshop on children's movement in Vancouver, plus two signed copies of The Moving Child DVD, two custom The Moving Child t-shirts, an invitation to the premiere dance party and access to exclusive content. Plus, a digital download of children's songs by Anna Kemble and Roch Gallo.

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,000CAD
    movement is magic

    You're invited to a film donors' luncheon coming to a city near you! Enjoy a special dinner in one of seven cities on Anna's 2013 film tour. You'll also receive a beautifully framed, signed and numbered still photograph from The Moving Child (your choice of five), an album of the music heard in the film and all of the perks from the $500 level. And Jacki will visit you for photo shoot at your home! (must be within 200 miles of Raleigh, N.C.)

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  • $2,500CAD
    honorary producer

    All of the above rewards, plus HONORARY PRODUCER CREDIT, and two framed, signed and numbered still photographs from The Moving Child, and two special surprise gifts picked just for you, my dear!

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  • $5,000CAD
    associate producer

    All of the above rewards, plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit, a link to your movement or movement therapy related business on the film website and a third surprise gift handpicked just for you!

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  • $10,000CAD

    ENORMOUS thanks to you! You'll receive all of the above rewards, plus CO-PRODUCER credit and a giant puppy pile on top of you! :-) (just kidding). We'll throw you a private film showing and discussion with the filmmakers at your home or business. We'll feature a link to your movement related business on the film website, and Jacki will visit you and make a short documentary film about you and/or your family (details to be negotiated).

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