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Is it friendship? Are they foes? Seeking a deeper connection, young people step outside their comfort zones to connect and foes stand off with one another.

Themes: trust, friendship, self-reliance, identity, love and connection, difference in perspective, fitting in, peer pressure
Length: 60 minutes

Recommended for grades 5-8
Advisory:
Bullying (AmeriGirl), Off screen a child is hit by her mother (Five Pebbles), Bullying and some swearing (Ten Years)
Note that the following films feature non-English dialogue with subtitles: Salvador Dali, Five Pebbles, Ten Years

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