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Enough Is Enough: With passion and creativity, Enough Is Enough features young women and men examining the issues of media violence. Motivated by concern over the media's sensational approach to violence, teens are using their talents to make themselves heard. Enough Is Enough follows several teenagers as they develop creative projects that focus on a variety of themes related to violence in the media. As seventeen-year-old Karine says, 'We don't want to just show beatings, rapes, robberies. We want to show how violence in the media is affecting our minds.' The defiant lyrics of the theme song match the bold energy alive in these teens. Witty animation sequences add a layer of visual playfulness, but the message remains: Do something about media violence, before it is too late (27 min. 39 sec.). Taking Charge: This film shows teens taking the initiative to overcome the fears and vulnerabilities of growing up in an increasingly violent and rapidly changing society. Through role-playing, theatre groups, peer discussion groups and anti-violence collectives these young activists have 'taken charge,' educating themselves and their peers towards a deeper understanding of the effects of violence rooted in sexism, racism and homophobia. We see through their various initiatives, as well as personal testimonies, that teens speaking and organizing against violence sends a positive message to everyone. It encourages the viewer to re-examine definitions of violence, and shows how to effect change. The defiant lyrics of the theme song match the bold and creative energy alive in these teens. Witty animation sequences add a layer of visual playfulness, but the message remains: Do something before it is too late (25 min. 34 sec.).

1996, 53 min 13 s

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