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The Resource Aging out, written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg; co-produced and co-directed by Vanessa Roth, (electronic resource)

Aging out, written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg; co-produced and co-directed by Vanessa Roth, (electronic resource)

Label
Aging out
Title
Aging out
Statement of responsibility
written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg; co-produced and co-directed by Vanessa Roth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for even the most mature and privileged youth. For three young people in New York and Los Angeles, making the transition to independent living is considerably more difficult as they "age out" of the foster care system. They suddenly discover that they're on their own for the first time. Aging Out chronicles the daunting obstacles that these veterans of foster care encounter as they are forced to fend for themselves.Daniella Anderson juggles her college career with the hard reality of raising her newborn child and paying her bills. David Griffin leaves foster care for the streets, goes on a self-destructive drug and crime binge, copes with homelessness and incarceration, and eventually moves to Alaska with the hope of becoming a fisherman. And Risa Bejaramo attends her high school prom and graduates with several scholarships but also battles drug addiction and suffers an emotional breakdown during her freshman year of college. Although Aging Out presents an intimate and uncensored view of the difficult problems these teenagers face, the film also shows these young people using resiliency they developed during their years "in the system" to take control of their lives. Ultimately, this emotionally complex documentary becomes a deeply affecting portrait of the struggles of three young adults to overcome the scars of their troubled childhoods in order to realize their dreams of independence and fulfillment. Note: Sadly, Risa was the victim of a deadly murderer who killed her so she would not identify him for a previous felony. The film No Tomorrow reveals how Risa s life story, as depicted in Aging Out, was shown at the trial of the murderer and influenced the jury to declare the death sentence
Awards note
  • Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2004
  • CINE Gold Eagle, 2004
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Roger
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roth, Vanessa
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foster children
  • Foster children
  • Foster children
  • Foster home care
Target audience
general
Label
Aging out, written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg; co-produced and co-directed by Vanessa Roth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650401
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650401/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (86 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210499
  • (OCoLC)747798214
Video recording format
other
Label
Aging out, written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg; co-produced and co-directed by Vanessa Roth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650401
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650401/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (86 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210499
  • (OCoLC)747798214
Video recording format
other

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