This short, dramatic film was written, directed, acted in, and filmed by teens from all over Maine in 2012 as part of Project AWARE’s Summer Film Institute. The creators wanted to share the story of one teen girl struggling with marijuana dependency as a coping mechanism for the things she is dealing with on a day-to-day basis. The movie is meant to start a conversation about marijuana and the effect it can have on a young person. Since it is hard to talk about , the creative team behind Smoke Rings hope the movie will create an opportunity for teens and adults to have a constructive discussion.
Note: Substance abuse education and prevention should be a year-long effort in schools. Smoke Rings is intended to complement existing education efforts and not stand alone for one-day or short term events or programs.
SMOKE RINGS IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE BY CLICKING THE YOUTUBE LINKS BELOW. FOR FULL SCREEN VIEWING OR PROJECTING IN A CLASSROOM IN HD ONCE YOU CLICK ON THE VIDEO THEN CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE SYMBOL IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER AND ADJUST SETTINGS (little wheel bottom right) AS NEEDED IN THE NEW SCREEN. FOR HD VIEWING YOU WILL NEED TO WAIT FOR THE VIDEO TO LOAD BEFORE PLAYING.
SMOKE RINGS a short dramatic movie created by teens
SMOKE RINGS COMMENTARY
Teens creators talk about the movie and the issue.
THE MAKING OF SMOKE RINGS
Take a trip behind the scenes at the Project AWARE Summer Film Institute.