[Videonews] *New Release* BECOMING 13

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 16:14:39 -0400

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"Girls Studies" is one of the fastest growing areas of academia, and the
National Film Board of Canada has several titles for this important
subject. Among them is the New Release BECOMING 13 which, using a unique
diary-cam approach, follows three 12 year-olds and their mothers over
the course of a year. See below for links to several online clips.
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"Portrays exactly the actual relationship between mother and daughter"
-Teacher, Fast Forward Educational Media Showcase
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BECOMING 13
A Film by Victoria King
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This smart documentary explores the intimidating terrain of girlhood.
Peer pressure is an important influence on the formation of identity
but, as the film shows, family is the greatest influence. With the
fathers often absent, the mothers are in control, almost single-handedly
shaping the character and determining the future of her young charge.
The filmmaker, herself a mother of a young daughter, treats her subjects
with sensitivity and respect.=20
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Expected to achieve nothing less than academic perfection, Avi spends a
lot of time in her room studying, or trying to. In some ways Avi is more
comfortable with the camera and her anonymous audience than with an
invasive mother. Jazmine's Mom is devoted to her happiness, but as a
single parent she struggles with the needs of her other children, trying
to make ends meet. Jane's 12-year-old life is equally involved. Mom is
an artist who seeks to balance her bohemian ethics with more structured
rules - not always an obvious path to follow.=20
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Ultimately, the film reveals the complexity of being 12,both satisfying
our curiosity and inviting us to ask: What happens next? (2006, 47 min)
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CLICK HERE TO WATCH CLIPS!
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Dylan Maddox McGinty
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Dear = Videonews=20 Subscribers,
 
"Girls = Studies" is one of=20 the fastest growing areas of academia, and the National Film Board of = Canada has=20 several titles for this important subject. Among them is the New Release = BECOMING 13 which, using a unique = diary-cam approach, follows=20 three 12 year-olds and their mothers over the course of a = year. =20 See below for links to several online=20 clips.
 
“Portrays exactly=20 the actual relationship between mother and = daughter”
—Teacher, = Fast Forward Educational Media = Showcase
 
BECOMING=20 13
Film by Victoria=20 King
 
This smart documentary = explores the=20 intimidating terrain of girlhood. Peer pressure is an important = influence=20 on the formation of identity = but, as the=20 film shows, family is the greatest influence. With the fathers = often absent, the mothers are in control, = almost=20 single-handedly shaping the character and determining the future of her young charge. The = filmmaker,=20 herself a mother of a young daughter, treats her subjects with sensitivity and respect. =
 
Expected to=20 achieve nothing less than academic perfection, Avi spends a lot of time = in her=20 room studying, or trying to. In some ways Avi is more comfortable with = the=20 camera and her anonymous audience than with an invasive mother.  Jazmine's Mom is devoted to = her=20 happiness, but as a single parent = she=20 struggles with the needs of her = other=20 children, trying to make ends meet. =20 Jane's 12-year-old life is equally involved. Mom is an artist who = seeks=20 to balance her bohemian ethics with more structured rules - not always = an=20 obvious path to follow.
 
Ultimately, the film reveals the = complexity of=20 being 12,both satisfying our curiosity and inviting us to ask: What = happens=20 next? (2006, 47 = min)
 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH=20 CLIPS!
 
CLICK HERE TO READ=20 MORE!
 
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR=20 iSTORE!
 
 
Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. = Sales=20 Manager
 
National Film Board of = Canada
1123=20 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
 
Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 = 8502
Mob=20 347 873 5160
Eml
d.mcginty@nfb.ca
 
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