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| 1 h 15 min

This feature documentary explores the world of adolescence in rural teenagers' interactions with various authority figures. Outside the classroom, though, the teens enjoy more control of their world; in this playground, they can test the limits of their temporary freedom. A work of patient observation relying mostly on uninterrupted long takes,Guidelines emphasizes the contrast between adult and adolescent, between the regulated classroom and the great outdoors, gradually revealing the interior drama of adolescence with its shifts from fragility to reckless abandon.

  • research
    Jean-François Caissy
  • writer
    Jean-François Caissy
  • director
    Jean-François Caissy
  • producer
    Johanne Bergeron
  • cinematography
    Nicolas Canniccioni
  • editing
    Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
  • sound editing
    Simon Gervais
  • participant
    Josée Charest
    Claude Leblanc
    Annie Parent
    Émilie Savoie
    Yves Porlier
    Rock-David B.
    Samuel B.
    Émile B.
    Kim B. M.
    Justin B. V.
    Dave C.
    William D.
    Noémie D. A.
    Michael G.
    William M.
  • sound recording
    Jean-François Caissy
  • additional camera
    Jean-François Caissy
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • foley
    Alexis Farand
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • assistant sound editor
    Luc Bouchard
  • mix
    Serge Boivin
  • musical research
    Frédéric Bégin
    Julien Bilodeau
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • music rights research
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • music rights clearance
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Geneviève Bérard
    Catherine Benoît
  • graphic design
    Pawel Karwowski
  • translation
    Joshua Beitel
  • subtitles
    Vision Globale
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Marie-Andrée Bonneau
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Dominique Brunet
  • administrative assistant
    Perrine Bral
    Sophie Dupuis
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • executive producer in development
    Jacques Turgeon
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède


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Ages 16 to 18

Diversity - Identity
Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Health/Personal Development - Bullying & Discrimination

Ideal for classes on bullying and adolescence. What is familiar about the high school depicted in this film? Discuss the role of high school in the lives of students. Identify common conflicts amongst youth and develop strategies to resolve them. What rules do the students in your school have to follow? What do students learn outside of the classroom? Describe the lives of teenagers when left to their own devices. Take a picture that tightly frames a scene.

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