Grades 6-12, College, Adult
Directed by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté
Produced by Adobe Foundations
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 1994
Copyright Date: 1994
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-850-3
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-600-3
Awards and Festivals
Prix Gemeau, Best Editing, Academy of Canadian Cinema & TV
Chris Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition
Vermont International Film Festival
Turning 16 Series|
Youth and the Global Village
How much do teens have in common worldwide?
Teens around the world listen to the same music, watch the same videos, and idolize the same pop stars, but do they hold similar views on issues such as marriage, culture and religion?
The introduction to the 8-part series that explores whether there is such a thing as a global teenager. The series focuses on the lives of six teens in six different countries
and examines the major issues facing young people everywhere.
Other titles in the series are:
The Story of Rosie - Teen pregnancy in Jamaica.
The Story of Idrissa - Cultural values conflict with consumerism for a boy in Africa.
The Story of Eman - A Cairo girl's struggle to attain higher education.
The Story of Pintinho - A young Brazilian athlete hopes soccer will be his ticket out of poverty.
The Story of Puttinan - A determined Thai girl has experienced the hardship of child labor.
The Story of Sonam - A Tibetan boy in India tries to reconcile religious faith and cultural distractions.
Youth & the Future - Teens worldwide consider their futures. What impact will Western culture have?
"Great for introducing teens to their international peers."
"Asks all the right questions, placing fundamental human (and adolescent) concerns in an edifying-and sometimes troubling-global context."
Wilson Library Bulletin
"Remarkable young people's programming...It is at once celebration, consciousness-raising, and conscience-challenging... Each episode offers a vibrant profile from the country being spotlighted."
The Ottawa Citizen