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Baby Blues

Baby Blues

| 24 min

This dramatic short is intended to be a conversation starter on the topic of sex, responsibility and contraception. When young, popular Kristen suspects that she's pregnant, she and her boyfriend Jason are forced to answer some difficult questions: Will they keep the baby? What are their thoughts on abortion? Adoption? How will their actions affect their futures? Baby Blues reflects the teenage point of view without moralizing or sugar-coating the issue and dramatizes the consequences of ignoring birth control in a way that breaks through the "it can't happen to me" barrier. Appropriate for classroom use.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

Credits
  • director
    Annie O'Donoghue
  • producer
    Jennifer Torrance
  • executive producer
    Barbara Janes
  • script
    N.J. Isaak
  • cinematography
    Danny Nowak
  • sound
    Michael McGee
  • editing
    Janice Brown
  • sound editing
    Janice Brown
  • re-recording
    David Slater
    Robert Madge
    Michael MacDonald
  • music
    Brian Tate
  • cast
    Lossen Chambers
    Lorena Gale
    Anna Hagan
    Jacques Lalonde
    Paula Rempel
    Spencer Rochfort
    Robyn Stevan

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Education

Ages 13 to 17

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality

Generate a class discussion around the unwanted outcomes of teen sex. What are the options avialable to teens who find themselves pregnant as a result? Discuss the short and long term benefits and drawbacks of each option: abortion, adoption, and deciding to keep the baby. Consider both the emotional and financial costs involved in each available option. Which partner is ultimately responsible for birth control?

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