We were just too young

United States, 1979

Film
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Janice and John were teen parents at 15 and 18, and two years later the reality of their situation has shattered their dreams. We see how their bad decisions and unrealistic expectations now weigh heavily on their lives and their 2 year old son’s.

Credits

co-producers/directors

John McDonald

J. Gary Mitchell

production company

MTI Teleprograms

Language

English

Duration

00:24:10:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31788

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social sciences - Study and teaching

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Teenage pregnancy

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Social sciences - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child rearing

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage parents

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage pregnancy

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Conduct of life

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Responsibility

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage parents

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage pregnancy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenagers - Conduct of life

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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