Age Group: Adolescent, Young Adult
For Use By: Young People
Recommended For: Individuals, Group Training
Publishing Date: 2004
Part of Aging Out DVD Series
Separated from her family at age 9, Risa Bejarano appeared to be a symbol of beating the odds. She rejected the gangs and street life of her siblings, and went off to college in Santa Barbara. Despite the promising outlook for her future, Risa suffered several setbacks and ultimately a tragedy.
30 minute DVD
VHS available by request.
Winner of seven awards in 2004!
Including Best Documentary (Golden Reel Award) at the Tiburon Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Reel to Reel Festival in Charlotte, NC.
Part of this series was featured in a special PBS presentation in 2005!