Family Relations


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ALCOHOLISM

Alcohol & Drug Abuse  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Examines teenage drinking and teenagers whose parents are alcoholics, including the consequences of alcoholism such as physical illness, emotional maladjustment, family breakup, domestic violence, fatal car accidents, and violent crime.

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DAD'S LAST FLIGHT

Short Films  Family Relations  Psychology & Psychiatry 

In this short drama, Eli, a young father, in the midst of a family crisis with his wife and young son, begins to lose his grip on sanity just in time to greet the mysterious visit of Sam, his vagabond father. Sam's delusions push Eli to reclaim the love of his family and the imaginations of his childhood.

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WHEN YOUR HEAD'S NOT A HEAD, IT'S A NUT

Family Relations  Health  Psychology & Psychiatry 

Filmmaker Garth Stein documents his 28-year-old sister's decision to undergo brain surgery to control her epilepsy.

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TEENAGE MOTHERS: A GLOBAL CRISIS

Cultural Studies  Education  Family Relations  Health  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult  Cuban Studies 

Examines the worldwide crisis in teenage pregnancies through four case studies of teenage mothers in Ghana, England, Cuba, and the U.S., thereby providing a cross-cultural survey of the underlying reasons for the increasing rate of adolescent pregnancies and also discussing the hazards to the health and well-being of such young mothers.

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LIVE TO TELL: The First Gay and Lesbian Prom

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Family Relations  Children & Young Adult  Human Sexuality 

Chronicles the lives of the students of the EAGLES Center (student population: 30), an alternative high school in Los Angeles for gay and lesbian teens who, due to persecution, are unable to function in the regular school system. In addition to the students' discussions of the social discrimination they face and their own personal struggles, the video shows their historic efforts in organizing a citywide promo for over 200 gay and lesbian high school students throughout L.A. County, and the first gay and lesbian prom in America.

MAMA, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
MAMA, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU

LGBTQ  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

This autobiographical video, in which the filmmaker reveals his homosexuality to his mother, explores the awkward situation of being ‘out’ to friends but closeted to family.

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