NO LOITERING a new video by Ellen Frankenstein is s a compelling portrait of
teens in a rural town trying to create their dreams and something for
themselves and their community.
NO LOITERING is an intimate look at teenagers trying to understand their
world and their possibilities. The film weaves together video shot by teens
and by the filmmaker, as they work together to make a film and create
expressive outlets for youth. In an effort to create something for themselves
and the community, they organize dances, a twelve hour town-wide event and
paint a mural. At the same time, with humor and pathos, these young people
raise issues around violence, feeling misunderstood by adults and lacking
respect in their community. Set in the small town of Sitka, Alaska, home to a
large Alaska Native population, the video chronicles the creativity, concerns
and dreams of youth growing up today.
"A film about the kids teachers hate to have in the classroom. A film
teachers need to see."
Cathy Poulson, High School English teacher, Sitka, Alaska
"As a filmmaker and a parent of urban teens, I find NO LOITERING to be a
powerful tool for getting kids to see a world outside their own and to begin
talking about a wide range of issues of vital importance. I recommend it
highly for high school students, alternative schools, guidance courses,
sociology, psychology, and teacher training, to name but a few."
Marlene Booth, Filmmaker and Parent
THIS VIDEO IS ALSO APPROPRIATE FOR THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT AREAS:
Native American Studies, Anthropology, Community Organizing, and anyone
interested or dealing with youth and issues of growing up in America today.
Completed this summer, NO LOITERING, is a co-production of Ellen Frankenstein
with KTOO-TV, Juneau in association with the Independent Television
Service, and is distributed by the cooperative, New Day Films.
56 minutes / color / 2001
Sale/video: $ University Price $225
Community/High School and Public Libraries $79
Rental/video: $ 65
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