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Senior Year: 17 and Life Doesn't Wait

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Broadcaster:  TVO

This documentary paints a candid and emotionally charged view of life through the eyes of three teen girls. The film catches the girls in their final year of high school, as they experience the impact of the outside world, their impending independence, and the conflicting expectations that come with the ever present gender divide.

 

It delves into the teens’ attitudes, actions and goals, as they dream about the future, and discover their passions and anxieties. While these smart, sassy, and tenacious young women may hail from diverse walks of life, each has the ambition to continue with her education, and meet her challenges head on, and in her own way. This film is shot over nine months, capturing the girls’ laughter, challenges, victories and struggles. We watch them grapple with family, university acceptances (or rejections), compete for scholarships, engage in the perennial primping for senior prom; digest the devastation of the Parkland massacre; graduate, and confront issues around sexual identity, suicide and assault.

 

Senior Year: 17 and Life Doesn't Wait is an entertaining and thought-provoking documentary that reveals the subjects’ frustrations and success, and their ability to discover and define themselves, and to move ahead in their lives.

 

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