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Xpress Yourself

Tape number: 391

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Type of production: Advocacy, Educational/Classroom Resource

Subject: Adolescent Development & Participation

Audience: Youth ages 13-18, General Audience

Production year: 2003

Duration: 3 x 12 min

Language versions: English

Countries: Brazil, Kenya, Thailand

Producer: UNICEF



XPRESS YOURSELF presents the courageous stories of adolescent girls and boys living in poor communities in Brazil, Kenya, and Thailand.

Through intimate interviews, these teens tell us how their situations make them vulnerable to unsafe sex, drugs and diseases, and social and economic pressures. Despite this vulnerability the characters bring to life the ways in which boys and girls have turned their lives around.

Dada tells us how his involvement with AfroReggae in Brazil has made him a musician and taken him away from the world of drugs and crime. Caroline describes how proud she is to be a footballer for the Mathare Youth Sport Association in Kenya, and speaks about her community development work and peer counselling. Saiphon confides in us about her experiences working with the Nithan Caravan Puppet Troupe to teach children in the Bangkok Klong Toey slum about protecting themselves from AIDS and child trafficking.

“XPRESS YOURSELF” is a part of a series of inspirational documentaries told entirely through the voices and experiences of adolescents. The aim of the series is to promote the value of investing in the adolescent years. It is particularly suitable for those designing and running programmes for and with adolescents.

Price: $500 Beta, $500 VHS

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