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The Invention of the Adolescent ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525991
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Guy Glover, Cecily Burwash
Directors:  Patricia Watson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1967
Running Time:  28:13


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From the past, when distinctions between childhood and adulthood were not as finely drawn as they are today, this film traces the development of the adolescent and shows some of the real problems of this age. It notes that it was the defense of the young, the protection afforded by reformers and educators, that created the generation gap so evident today in Western society. What adolescents gained and lost from changing attitudes towards them is clearly illustrated in the film.



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