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Flipping the World - Drugs Through a Blue Lens

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Inspired by the hit documentary Through a Blue Lens, Flipping the World is an astonishingly honest look at the world of youth and drug addiction, told by those who have been there. A culturally diverse group of seven high school students meets with members of the Odd Squad--Vancouver police officers who, since 1998, have been filming people addicted to drugs. But this is no ordinary school anti-drug presentation. The students talk to the cops, then meet young people who are in recovery, and others still struggling with drug addiction. In the process, their views on drugs and the people who use them undergo important shifts. The students become more understanding and empathetic--and they reveal their own drug experiences. An important discussion-starter, Flipping the World provides a wealth of teachable moments for educators and others who work with young people.

2000, 30 min

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Award of Excellence
Itinerant - AMTEC
May 25 to 28 2003, Montréal - Canada

Best Screenwriter Award - Moira Simpson
Leo Awards
May 11 to 12 2001, Vancouver - Canada

Award for Best Youth or Children's Program or Series
Leo Awards
May 11 to 12 2001, Vancouver - Canada

Best Director Award - Moira Simpson
Leo Awards
May 11 to 12 2001, Vancouver - Canada

Award for Most Inspirational Short film or Video - given by the Youth Jury (Ages 9 +)
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
March 7 to 10 2001, Vancouver - Canada