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Seventeen (1983)

Not Rated | | Documentary | February 1985 (USA)
In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They are also ... See full summary »
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In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They are also learning a great deal about life, both in and out of school, and not what school officials think they are teaching.

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Dense slice of life
21 January 2002 | by (San Francisco, USA) – See all my reviews

This documentary follows a high schooler in Muncie, Indiana. The situations and conversations are amazing, the subjects had either total trust or complete ignorance of the documenters. Teen pregnancy, racism & cross burning, automobile fatality, drugs, heavy drinking & all night parties all touch the life of our protagonist & her circle.

Originally produced for PBS for part of their "Middletown" series on Muncie, but was not included.


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