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Edge of Eighteen
From executive producer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side" and "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") comes the definitive self-portrait of a generation. Watch as 15 high school seniors from across the country filmed themselves and the world around them, creating an unforgettable profile of the education system and life on the "Edge of Eighteen."
A gay student hopes to take a boy to the prom; a young filmmaker contemplates skipping college; and an undocumented student's legal status prevents her from qualifying for financial aid.
A young woman, estranged from her mother, views education as a way out of her neighborhood. Also, a senior at a military academy aspires to break away from the military life, and a student plans to preach about his faith at graduation.
The lives of 15 high-school seniors are chronicled in this documentary series. The premiere puts the focus on a student deciding whether to become a missionary or attend college; and a dancer struggling with body image. The students include:
A young Texas dancer worries following an audition for her dream school; a pregnant youth refuses to put her college plans on hold; and a student in Chicago copes with the bad influences of his neighborhood.