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Today’s Featured “Growing Pains” Film: My Name is Seven

Seven secretly loves break dancing, but is worried that his skills are mediocre. But Seven quickly ups his game to impress Michi, a champion dancer with a long line of suitors. Features Steven Terada and Brian Hirano from Quest Crew, winners of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. 

Our producing partner for this film is the the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). 

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Watch Life's Poison on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival.

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Today’s Featured “Growing Pains” Film: Life’s Poison

At 18, Eliyah Howard thinks he knows what it means to be a real man. He learned nearly everything from his abusive father. But family, love, and tragedy test the lessons he inherited. Is it too late for Eliyah to re-define what being a man really is? 

Our producing partner for this film is the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC). 

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Watch Clara como el Agua on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival.

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Today’s Featured “Growing Pains” Film: Clara Como El Agua

Clara Como el Agua is a ten-minute short fiction film about the tales and half-truths that surround the origins of Clara, a light-skinned black girl with kinky, blond hair and gray eyes, who is incessantly teased by her dark-skinned peers; until she ventures into the magical waters of the bioluminescent bay to change her skin color and possibly herself.

Our producing partner for this film is Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).

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The PBS Online Film Festival: This Week, Growing Pains

This week, film festival hosts Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco of the National Film Society explore the difficulties facing youth growing up in the new millenium.  

In this compelling collection of shorts, filmmakers tackle coming-of-age stories from the perspective of teens who are dealing with bullies, navigating their sexual and ethnic identities, and learning what it means to be a man.

Watch and vote on PBS.org and on YouTube!