"The appealing music,
candid accounts, and relaxed format of this Blue Ribbon winner at the American
Film and Video Festival will attract young viewers."
An educational film
about teenage dropouts. Teens relate their own experiences as dropouts and
explain why they returned to school - or wish they had. Interwoven dramatic
sequences illustrate the consequences of dropping out.
The year this
film was released it was shown to every student in the Los Angeles school
district. The following year there was a forty-percent decrease in the
number of kids who dropped out of school.
Films and the Los Angeles Board of Education, Los Angeles, California
Awards and Honors:
- First Place, Blue Ribbon,
American Film Festival, USA – 1988
Angeles Public Schools, 1987-1990.
Channel 4, England.