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Surviving:) The Teenage Brain

Winner - Documentary Science/Medicine/Technology
Yorkton Film Festival
Official Selection
Academia Film Olomouc IFF of Science Documentaries
Nominee
Yorkton Film Festival
Finalist - Documentary
WGC Screenwriting Awards
Official Selection
Pariscience International Science Film Festival
Finalist in Medical Sciences
Jackson Hole Science Media Awards
Official Selection
Jackson Hole Film Festival

A fascinating topic … Worthwhile, thought-provoking science documentary

Alex Strachan

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A fascinating topic … Worthwhile, thought-provoking science documentary

Alex Strachan

Postmedia News

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The Story

Surviving:) The Teenage Brain will forever change your perception of what teenagers are all about. Who are they and why do they do what they do? Who knew they had anything in common with some of the world’s greatest thinkers? What do Mozart, Mark Zuckerberg, The Beatles and Einstein all have in common? Believe it or not their greatest ideas were formed during their teen years. This is the time that scientists now tell us is the most important in the human lifecycle and a key evolutionary factor in the success of the species - the prefrontal cortex goes through a wild growth spurt that coincides with the onset of adolescence.

Directed by Elise Swerhone (One Ocean, Science of the Senses, Ballet High) and featuring British evolutionary biologist and author, David Bainbridge, leading American neurologist, Jay Giedd, and biological anthropologist, Helen E. Fisher, Surviving:) The Teenage Brain provides new research that explains both the peculiarities and the immense power of the teen brain and turns everything we’ve come to believe about adolescence on its head!

Using hilarious, Jackass-inspired stunts, comic book style graphics and some of the best minds in the field Surviving:) The Teenage Brain looks at the science deep within the teen brain and celebrates evolution’s masterpiece – the years that bring us judgment, adaptation and innovation. This could change the way we school, parent and motivate these transitional Homo sapiens. It might even make them easier to live with. 🙂

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Duration(s)

International Broadcast Version / DVD - 50 min

CBC Version - 44 min

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Distribution & Educational Sales

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Not available for distribution.

Production Format: 

For distribution and sales information (World, excluding North America), please contact Off the Fence.

Educational Sales:

To purchase this title for Educational (North America), please visit our educational DVD shop.

To purchase this title for Educational (World, excluding North America), please visit Off The Fence

Duration(s)

International Broadcast Version / DVD - 50 min

CBC Version - 44 min

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About The Team

Director
Elise Swerhone

NARRATOR DAVID SUZUKI

DIRECTOR ELISE SWERHONE

EDITOR & NARRATION WRITER ROBERT LOWER

CINEMATOGRAPHY KEITH EIDSE

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY NATHAN EIDSE

ORIGINAL MUSIC SHAWN PIERCE

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND PRODUCER MERIT JENSEN CARR

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI

Released:
2012