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Risk: At-Risk Girls Behind the Camera (2011)

Award-winning documentary film-maker, Tara Veneruso's newest project, RISK: At-Risk Girls Behind the Camera, launches into production this June in Kansas City and St. Joseph Missouri. She ... See full summary »

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Award-winning documentary film-maker, Tara Veneruso's newest project, RISK: At-Risk Girls Behind the Camera, launches into production this June in Kansas City and St. Joseph Missouri. She will explore the question, "What are the pressures of being a teenage girl today?" Ms. Veneruso's look at teenage girls participating in a summer film-making program will observe girls from different races, cultures, and socio-economic conditions from the Kansas City and St. Joseph areas as they create movies that tell their own personal stories. The audience we will get to watch the students learn how to tell their stories on film through workshops with Ms. Veneruso and her colleagues, such as John Serpentelli who specializes at working with at-risk youth through his company Animation Stewdio, whose work has been featured and commissioned by HBO Kids, Nickelodeon, and the up-coming Discovery Kids Network. Risk, a new film, in the style of popular documentaries such as Mad Hot Ballroom, Our Town, and... Written by eric keith

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A documentary that explores the question - "what are the pressures of being a teenage girl today?"

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Exploitative
1 October 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Typical self-serving, self-aggrandizing, exploitative drivel from someone known to exploit and take advantage of at-risk, low income women, including from the area where she shot this "documentary." It is more like an advertisement for herself, or possibly a love letter to herself. The theme of the film is flimsy, since the director does not care about her subjects. Like most low-income women, they are only useful to her to boost her ego. Once she is done with them, she throws them away without proper compensation, all while she lives in relative luxury off of their work. The director would like you to believe that the girls' work is all thanks to her and her associates' genius, but the reality of the matter is that she would be nowhere without them, and they would likely do a better job without her. This all makes the documentary unbearable to watch.


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