No Fat Talk Campaign
Be a part of the solution, not the life threatening epidemic. 480,000 teens and young women die each year from disordered eating and exercise patterns. Don’t be part of that statistic. Please.
THE HUNTING GROUND trailer
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. The film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. The film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands— ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent. Since the film’s premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies. www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com
OF TWO MINDS documentary trailer
OF TWO MINDS documentary is about bipolar disorder and the people who suffer from this serious mental illness. The viewer will empathize or sympathize with the real life characters in this film. They will see their daily struggles and triumphs. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression and/or depression to mania. It can lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies if not treated. Bipolar disorder is more common in older teenagers and young adults, but can affect children as young as 6 years old. In children, bipolar disorder can often be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Research shows that in general, women tend to experience more periods of depression than men. For resources and screening information, go to www.oftwomindsmovie.com
Long term effects of Binge Drinking Alcohol use has been linked to several types of cancers of the head, neck, digestive (gastrointestinal) tract even at low levels of consumption. There is a strong association between alcohol and cancers of the upper digestive tract – esophagus, pharynx and mouth. One drink a day for females and two drinks a day for males is considered excessive and raises your risk of cancer. How you treat your body now will directly affect how your body treats you later in life. There are many more alcohol-related health concerns discussed in this video; some you might not know about or considered a cause for concern. Please watch the video to educate yourself and people you care about.
ONE COMMUNITY, 98 + FATAL OVERDOSES, THOUSANDS OF LIVES, OVERTAKEN BY DRUGS
If there is a war on drugs then Jodi Barber and Christine Brant are on the front lines doing battle in their community. These two moms have accomplished their goal of making a 30-minute documentary featuring the struggles of addiction through the lives of young adults. Jodi’s son Jarrod died from an overdose of a prescription drug she had never heard of until the night he died. His peers had heard of it though, and within weeks more young lives were gone and many more kids were left to battle addiction. Realizing that accidental death from overdosing was an epidemic, not just in their suburban community but across the U.S., they decided to make a documentary to show at school assemblies and youth groups. This documentary features the battle of addiction as told by those whose lives were overtaken by drugs. You will understand the struggle these brave young people take on each day to stay alive. The goal of this documentary is to save lives by educating our youth on the truth about addiction and the deadly consequences drugs often have. Approved by school district superintendents across the country and featuring specialists in the fields of medicine and addiction, this film delivers accurate and up to date information on the type of drugs infiltrating our communities and how to help our youth avoid them.
BEHIND THE ORANGE CURTAIN documentary trailer
“Behind The Orange Curtain” is a documentary directed by Brent Huff and created by a concerned parent living in Orange County in an effort to bring about awareness to the devastating effects of drugs and the grave mistake that caretakers make by not having that drug conversation early on before it is too late for their children. It is a must see for parents of tweens and teens and a wake-up call for tweens and teens who think that experimenting with drugs won’t affect them.
BULLY documentary trailer
“Bully” a movie produced by Harvey Weinstein in an effort to bring awareness of the devastating effects of bullying. It is a must see for any child who has been bullied and for any child who has bullied. “Bully” opens on Friday, March 30, 2012.
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The Girl Effect
Three years ago the Girl Effect sprang into being for one purpose: To get powerful people to talk about girls. It totally worked and “The Girl Effect on Development” was a huge success at the 2009 World Economic Forum. For the first time world leaders, business leaders, and the smartest and richest people in the world were talking about this untapped resource. But something else happened along the way: the thing called the Girl Effect was having an effect of its own. It engaged people, inspired people, made them cry, and made them mad. It made them want to do something like write books, give money, and speak out against ignorance. The Girl Effect is a movement. It’s about the unique and indisputable potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for themselves and the world. It was created by people at the Nike Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the United Nations Foundation and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, but it’s about you using your voice, your talents, and your community to help girls help themselves—and, as a result, everybody else. Please watch this short You Tube video about The Girl Effect and see if it inspires you to want to make a difference.
For Teens and Parents