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Title The Gloucester 18 : the realities of teen pregnancy / director, John Michael Williams ; producer, Kristen Grieco ; executive producer, John Michael Williams ; story, Kristen Grieco and John Michael Williams ; a Media Education Foundation release. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 67 min.)
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Credits Associate producer, Joseph Provenzano ; editors, Christo Tsiaras, Joseph Provenzano ; director of photography, Donald McIntosh, Edward Marcotti, Brian Dowley ; music, John Michael Williams, Stuart Kollmorgen.
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2010.
Summary In 2008, eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant. The mainstream media perpetuated and sensationalized the story, with reporters flying in from as far away as Australia, the UK, and Brazil. The Gloucester 18 looks behind all the headlines and hype to tell the real stories of these girls, and in the process puts a human face on a startling statistic: that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world. The filmmakers draw on interviews with the girls, their families, high school counselors, physicians, and media personalities to unpack what really happened, and explore the complicated emotional and practical challenges faced by teens on the brink of motherhood. An excellent resource for high school health classes, teen pregnancy prevention programs, and courses in psychology, adolescent development, public health, and education.
Audience Grade 7+
Higher education.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Teenage pregnancy -- Psychological aspects.
Teenage pregnancy -- Massachusetts -- Case studies.
Teenage pregnancy -- United States.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Grieco, Kristen.
Provenzano, Joseph.
Tsiaras, Christo.
Williams, John Michael.
Kanopy (Firm)
Added Title Gloucester eighteen
In: Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080
Music No. 1041636 Kanopy
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