By prom night, they've overcome their troubles, put their mistakes behind them and readied themselves for the challenges of American adulthood. These could include re-enactments using actors. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. When she makes decisions to stay true to her dreams, you root for her and cheer her on; and your heart goes out to her when she's heart broken. Inspired by the direction and conviction of one of the main characters, and inspired as an event filmmaker to take your work to a whole new level. A bad ending can make an otherwise great movie terrible.
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Real life is often as interesting than what you make up — if not more so. For example, maybe you open the video with the father's toast. Would that girl really have emailed that fateful photo of her breasts? Nanette Burstein's portrait of 10 months in the life of Warsaw Community High School, Indianaunveils not just the characters we know so well already, but the self-same stories too. The film, produced in collaboration with Advocates for Youth, the leading non-profit organization focused on issues relating to adolescent reproductive health, uses real parents and youth, compelling statistics, animation and archival material to paint an entertaining yet urgent picture of American youth. Find the story in your project. If it's a wedding, perhaps it's the special relationship between the bride and her dad.