January 8th, 2007 10:00 EST
COMCAST Presents TEEN TRUTH: LIVE at Local High Schools
Local Director Returns to Valley to Open Student Dialogue on Bullying & School Violence
Linden, CA, — Award winning filmmaker and Linden native, Erahm Christopher (Machado), returns to the valley to present TEEN TRUTH: LIVE, an interactive multimedia presentation, at several high schools (Linden, Duncan-Russell, Morada & Escalon) in the San Joaquin Valley. Throughout the week of January 15th, Christopher will visit local High Schools to screen TEEN TRUTH, an anti-bullying film that is distributed by Human Relations Media (HRM) and produced by B1 Films.
Conceived by Christopher and filmed almost entirely by students from the San Joaquin Valley, TEEN TRUTH is a raw look at the widespread problem of physical bullying, emotional harassment, social stigmatizing and ostracizing that plagues students at schools across the country. Over eighty hours of footage was edited and combined with interviews from experienced educators, psychologists, and counselors whose comments complement the students’ responses and provide valuable insight as to how the problems can be addressed.
Christopher and his producing partner JC Pohl developed TEEN TRUTH: LIVE, a 60-minute multimedia presentation, to bring the film to the schools and encourage positive discussions about the bullying problem with students in the area. Executive Producer Brian Johnson says, “I am amazed at Erahm and JC’s constant drive to change the world around, them and I am sure that TEEN TRUTH: LIVE will inspire students, teachers, and parents to do the same.”
TEEN TRUTH: LIVE includes the 22 minute TEEN TRUTH: BULLY film, Christopher’s motivational speech and personal story about bullying, and a 35-page teacher’s guide that focuses on in-class discussion and teaching tools to encourage students and teachers to work together to stop bullying & school violence.
TEEN TRUTH’s distributor, HRM Video, is one of the leading K-12 publishers of supplemental educational products in the United States, specializing in video-based programs in a variety of subject areas including Health, Drug Education, Career Education, Science, Math and Language Arts.
“TEEN TRUTH is one of the best bully films that I have ever come across,” said Andy Schloat, President of HRM. “With so much violence prevalent on campuses today, this powerful film can help teenagers understand themselves, their emotions and how they can better fit into a complex and difficult youth society.”
To learn more about TEEN TRUTH, go to http://www.myspace.com/teentruth
To purchase the educational film and teacher’s guide visit http://www.hrmvideo.com
For more information on B1 Films, please visit:
http://www.b1films.com or http://www.ErahmChristopher.com
Media Contact: JC Pohl - 818.755.8800/ firstname.lastname@example.org