Spring 2006 Student Films

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The Price of Education
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The Price of Education
Tufts student, Michelle Botus, tells her story of struggle and triumph to achieve her dreams. A single mother committed to providing a better future for her four children through higher education, Michelle is graduating December 2006 . Tufts lecturer, Roberta Rubin discusses the national implications of poverty and single motherhood. Producers: Jessie Auritt, Eleanor Heidkamp-Young, Antuan Johnson, Amode Rajbhandari.
Hidden Obsession: Body Image and the Gay Male
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Hidden Obsession: Body Image and the Gay Male
Through the stories of two Tufts students, Gabe and Tyler, this film examines the anxieties and struggles faced by young gay men as they deal with the pressures associated with body image. Dr. Harrison Pope, author of the The Adonis Complex, Tufts Professor Lee Edelman, and Director of Tufts Health Services, Dr. Margaret Higham, address the social, emotional, and medical consequences of body image obsession. Producers: Jonathan Adler, Allison Schuster, Elena Mead.
Silent Killer: Asbestos
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Silent Killer: Asbestos
Karen Grant got cancer from asbestos, but she has no idea how or where she was exposed to this silent killer. The youngest person diagnosed with bilateral mesothelioma, Karen survived an innovative surgery, however, her life will never be the same again. Today, asbestos can still be found in 5,000 products and is estimated to be in 30 million American homes. Each year, 10,000 people die from the disease and many blame asbestos manufacturers and the government for this environmental and health nightmare. Producers: Rodrigo Armstrong, Julia Nagel, Jane Olszewski.
Talking Back: The Boston Debate League
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Talking Back: The Boston Debate League
Boston’s Urban Debate League brings policy debate to public schools and inspires students to explore issues of stereotypes, identity, and media coverage of their schools. This film follows young debaters as they discover how debate is helping them to change perceptions. When asked to describe one thing they want people to know about their school, they replied, "We aren’t who you think we are." Producers: Gregory Mehdi, Kayt Norris, Daniel Wolff, Jose Vazquez.
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