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This short film shares one teen’s journey of breaking free from his symptoms of social anxiety and not letting them define his life. He takes action and reflects on how it only takes one step to make a change for the better.
1. Does the film tell a story that encourages young people to reach out for support when they need it and/or shows them how to support others?
2. Does the film communicate a message that inspires the viewer to take action?
Think of it this way: Does the film offer the viewer specific suggestions of what they can do? Does the film encourage the viewer to feel, act or think differently? We would like the films to be action oriented and encourage change and support. For example, where to get help, how to offer support to someone, how to get involved or learn more information. We have asked our young filmmakers to be creative: Don’t just