This third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and teen substance use. Debunking many myths, the film illustrates strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments; and highlights the many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain. While most documentaries about substance use focus on severe addiction, Screenagers Under the Influence explores more common scenarios, addressing the current reality teens face being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. Combining cutting-edge science with personal stories, Screenagers emphasizes practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in an ever-changing world. Directors Lisa Tabb & Delaney Ruston (US 2023) 68 min
- Rene Ayala, coach/teacher, Archie Williams High School
Rhana Hashemi, Founder, Know Drugs; PhD student, Stanford
Loretta Hovey, student, Archie Williams High School
Kristin Nash, Executive Director, William G. Nash Foundation
Lisa Tabb, Director/Producer, Screenagers Under the Influence
TUESDAY, APRIL 25 • 7:00
$13.25 General | $9.75 Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7.75 CAFILM Members
A portion of the proceeds for this program goes to support Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Wellness Centers.
CAFILM Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving more than 15,000 young people per year as well as hundreds of educators, adults, and families. Featuring a rich program of screenings, events, seminars, and hands-on workshops, CAFILM Education introduces students to the power of film, promotes global awareness, fosters media literacy, develops critical thinking skills and lays the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of cinema.
TUHSD Wellness Centers offer specialized support for teens at their high schools including health, mental health, substance use/abuse and sexual health services and education. TUHSD Wellness offers both direct services (1:1 + group services) as well as school wide prevention and educational programs for students. TUHSD Wellness partners with a wide array of local community organizations to provide expertise and support to our teens. Learn more at the TUHSD Wellness website
TEEN WELLNESS SERIES SPONSOR