5 Girls to screen at Harold Washington Library

From the Chicago Public Library's website:

In conjunction with the Chicago Historical Society's Teen Chicago exhibit, the Chicago Public Library presents the following free event:

Screening & Discussion: Five Girls
Thursday, November 10, 2005
4-6 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Video Theatre, Lower Level
Ages 14-19.

Corrie, Amber, HaiBinh, Aisha and Toby are the five Chicago area teens who are different from each other in every way but one: they all confront the challenges of their lives with impressive skill and success. Five Girls is a documentary which offers rare insight into the intelligence and self-awareness that many young women confidently demonstrate, but are rarely given credit for possessing.

Maria Finitzo, filmmaker and director, will show and discuss her film Five Girls which chronicles the high school years of five very diverse girls from Chicago. Finitzo delves into the minds of young women to demonstrate how they confront social dilemmas--from sexual awakenings to poverty to cultural assimilation to parent conflict. Produced in collaboration with the American Psychological Association, and first aired on PBS in 2001, this moving documentary is essential for understanding the increasingly complex identities of teens and their changing relationships with the adults in their lives.

Attendance is limited. Please pre-register for this program by phone (312/747-4875) with the Special Collections & Preservation Division.

Get more information on this event or others in the Teen Chicago series.