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XS Stress: Teens Take Control

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Meet Sarah - the punk rocker with heart, smarts and more tattoos than you can count... They hide the scars.

Say hi to Jarrel. At school everyone calls him "faggot." Then he fights back. And then there's "bad kid" Kira. Well, it turns out she has dyslexia and nobody knew it.

Three youths tell their stories in XS Stress: Teens Take Control - an essential guide to staying afloat while navigating the choppy waters of adolescence. It's a time when youth undergo big changes and assume new responsibilities, juggling school, family and friends. Throw in work, dating, exams, racist remarks and extra-curricular activities - and it's no wonder teens get knocked off balance. Spoken word performer Kyra Shaughnessy and a diverse chorus of young voices provide running commentary, making XS Stress an insightful report from the teens of today. It's fun and full of good advice. It's powerful and real. It's teens taking control.

2004, 28 min 05 s

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Bronze Plaque - Category: Education & Information
International Film and Video Festival
November 9 to 13 2005, Columbus - USA

Award of Merit - Category: Government - Video
Itinerant - AMTEC
May 24 to 27 2005, Calgary - Canada

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