Are sports a ticket to the future? A talented young Brazilian athlete hopes to kick his way out of the slums by becoming a soccer star. He's been training for years to attain his dream. Will he become a member of the Flamengo team?
An episode in the 8-part series that explores whether there is such a thing as a global teenager. The series focuses on the lives of six teens in six different countries and examines the major issues facing young people everywhere.
Other titles in the series are:
Youth & The Global Village - How much do teens have in common worldwide?
The Story of Rosie - Teen pregnancy in Jamaica.
The Story of Idrissa - Cultural values conflict with consumerism for a boy in Africa.
The Story of Eman - A Cairo girl's struggle to attain higher education.
The Story of Puttinan - A determined Thai girl has experienced the hardship of child labor.
The Story of Sonam - A Tibetan boy in India tries to reconcile religious faith and cultural distractions.
Youth & the Future - Teens worldwide consider their futures. What impact will Western culture have?
Grade Level: 6-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1994
Copyright Date: 1994
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-839-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-608-9
"Great for introducing teens to their international peers."
"Asks all the right questions, placing fundamental human (and adolescent) concerns in an edifying-and sometimes troubling-global context."
Wilson Library Bulletin
"Remarkable young people's programming...It is at once celebration, consciousness-raising, and conscience-challenging... Each episode offers a vibrant profile from the country being spotlighted."
The Ottawa Citizen