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At-Risk Summer

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
United States, 2015, 83 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

After meeting a troubled Texas teen without access to creative mentorship, the young adult author of Fat Angie packed her belongings into storage and set out on a hybrid, self-funded book tour across America to empower at-risk youth through writing and discussion at no cost to their programs for several months. From the road to the classrooms to interviews with some of the most awarded authors in YA lit today, At-Risk Summer explores bullying, belonging and never being counted out!

Director's Statement

With At-Risk Summer, I didn't set out to make a film that would become a movement. I set out with an idea to empower those who are often counted out. At-Risk Summer became a journey about taking the biggest risk of all ... on yourself. These kids taught me through their raw honesty how to be a better artist and human being. How to take some of the darkest moments of my life and make them points of change. How to rethink ideas of story and the power it can have. And that showing up has currency.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Education, Youth, Road Trip, Identity, Women.

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