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A Series of 8 Programs
Turning 16

Six teens in six countries talk about their hopes for the future.

A printer-friendly version of this page 208 minutes
Closed Captioned

Directed by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté
Produced by Adobe Foundations

TURNING 16 explores whether there is such a thing as a global teenager. It focuses on the lives of six teens in six different countries and examines the major issues facing young people everywhere including education, culture, sex and marriage, sports, religion, work and the future.

By watching these programs teenagers in this country can gain a new perspective on the common aspirations and problems faced by people everywhere (despite different and usually harsher conditions) in today's increasingly global society.

The 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 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?

Grade Level: 6-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1994     Copyright Date: 1994
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-860-0     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-598-8

"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

"The films we have chosen...will be useful for stimulating conversations in the anthropology courses we teach on Africa and Asia."
Ann Prewitt and Karen Kane, Education Department, American Museum of Natural History

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Turning 16

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

Awards and Festivals
Prix Gemeau, Best Editing, Academy of Canadian Cinema & TV

Child Labor
Developing World
Global Issues
Mass Media
Multicultural Studies
World Cultures

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