Flipping the world is a half-hour film inspired by Through a blue lens, and was created for a younger audience. Seven Vancouver high school students investigate drug addiction as they talk to police officers and watch video clips from Through a blue lens. The teens also talk to recovered addicts and people still struggling with a drug habit. The culturally diverse group of teenagers voice a range of opinions about addiction that evolve as they learn more about the tragedy of drug abuse. A user' guide is printed on the videojacket.
Based in Vancouver, BC, this video chronicles 17 turbulent months in the lives of four middle class families whose children have become addicted to hard drugs. The parents and their teens are interviewed to hear and see the struggles involved in trying to overcome the addictions -- detox centres, methadone treatment, support groups for parents, attempts to change public policy.
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A group of Vancouver police officers (The Odd Squad) videodocument the lives of drug addicts living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The result is a powerful educational tool to help prevent drug use among young people. Includes interviews with addicts and police officers.
Warning : Contains coarse language and graphic scenes
A documentary in which six heroin addicts in recovery share their experiences with the filmmaker. The reasons they started using heroin, the effects of the drug, the difficulties in quitting. SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. Audience: Senior secondary, university, professional training
Summary: A socio-drama that underlines the message that prevention begins at home and that parents have a role to play by helping children develop positive self-esteem, decision-making skills, and the ability to cope with peer pressure