December 9th, 2009
From School Library Journal, 11/12/2009
This powerful film begins by defining body image as “a picture of one’s own physical look established by self-observation and by noting the reactions of others.” Bold graphics and colorful images create an attention-grabbing introductory montage. Teens with eating and/or body image problems frankly describe issues related to the desire of girls to be thin and the desire of boys to be bigger, faster, and stronger. They discuss dangerous behaviors such as bulimia, binge eating, and the use of steroids. A video clip of a freelance digital artist who airbrushes and tweaks photos of the ...
February 1st, 2008
Below you can read Chad Freeman's complete review of TEEN TRUTH: DRUGS featured on Pollystaffle.com:
Pollystaffle rating: (3 out of 4 stars)
Shortly after the school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., filmmakers JC Pohl and Erahm Christopher decided to tackle the problem of violence in the classroom. In 2006, they completed the highly praised documentary short "Teen Truth: An Inside Look at Bullying and School Violence." Since then they've reached more than 250,000 students with their message by visiting schools, screening the film and discussing the issues.
While their efforts on the subjects of school bloodshed continue, the award-winning duo ...
September 13th, 2007
Polly Staffle Rating: (4 out of 4 stars)
“Your misery and hate will kill us all!”
- My Chemical Romance
“Everyone is always making fun of me because of how I look… well I will get you back.”
- Eric Harris
The world is filled with too much hate. You can chose to deny that, pretend it doesn’t involve you or anyone you know and look the other way as society destroys itself. Or you can accept it and do your part to change it. Sure, that might be a bit reminiscent of a Michael Jackson song, but as filmmaker Erahm Christopher asks, ...
September 12th, 2007
by Felix Vasquez Jr.
Rating: (3.5 out of 4 stars)
What can we do to stop school bullying?
How can we stop it?
Well, that’s impossible to answer, folks. Everyone has answers, yet no one
has solutions. In many ways “Teen Truth” is a waste of time for that simple
fact. It sets up more dilemmas than it does answers. Bullies are everywhere,
even out of school, and they are just a part of life.
How can we ease the pain? That’s the actual question.
We can ease the pain and prevent horrible events by listening to the victims,
noticing signs of distress, and ultimately not punishing them when ...