Bullfrog Films
26 minutes
Closed Captioned

Study Guide
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: 1-59458-839-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-608-9

Subjects
Brazil
Developing World
Economics
Humanities
Latin American Studies
Multicultural Studies
Poverty
Sociology

Awards and Festivals
Prix Gemeau, Best Editing, Academy of Canadian Cinema & TV
Turning 16 Series
The Story of Pintinho
Brazil

A young Brazilian athlete hopes soccer will be his ticket out of poverty.

"Each episode offers a vibrant profile from the country being spotlighted." The Ottawa Citizen

Are sports a ticket to the future? A talented young Brazilian athlete hopes to kick his way out of the slums by becoming a soccer star. He's been training for years to attain his dream. Will he become a member of the Flamengo team?

An episode in 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:

Youth & The Global Village - How much do teens have in common worldwide?

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 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?

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/t165.html

Reviews
"Great for introducing teens to their international peers."

Booklist

"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