Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Movie Night to feature short documentaries by local teens

Adolescent Medicine Movie Night
Thursday, January 23, 2013 6:00pm – 8:30pm 
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Wright Auditorium
This Adolescent Medicine Movie Night will feature two local documentaries focusing on teen substance abuse.

A Clean UA is a documentary short by the Southeast Asian Young Men's Group. The film follows Peter Phan, a 17-year-old Vietnamese American, as he decides to quit marijuana. Using a hand held camera, Peter journals the difficulties and challenges of his path to recovery while exploring the benefits of being sober.
Peter begins his film just after he's suspended from school for smoking marijuana during lunch break. He's determined to quit marijuana "cold turkey," but he's not expecting the difficulties that arise from quitting: pressure from friends, loneliness, and symptoms of withdrawal. Peter filmed his documentary over a six-month period, and with his film, he aims to promote more open dialogue about this issue with his peers and other youth in his community.
Recovery is a documentary about three suburban adolescent drug addicts, Frank, Cami, and Ryan. Specifically, it dives deep into the intimate and romanticized mindset of each individual as they share their personal accounts of growing up, using, living life as an addict, quitting, facing the pain of withdrawals, progression, and finally, sobriety. 

After the films …Join in the Discussion with Lisa Chinn, LMHC, CDP, youth featured in the films, and members of Adolescent Medicine Division.

Food and drinks will be provided!  Please RSVP by January 16th

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