Director: Adrienne Mitchell, Janis Lundman
A world of B-girls and B-boys, browners, normals, thrashers, posers and posses. In this 'Canadian 35-Up', filmmakers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman document the day-to-day lives of five, fifteen-year-old girls over the course of one year.
Talk 16 shows the unique conflicts, fears and desires of these young women as they face a bewildering array of influences: sex, drugs, gangs and competing youth cultures. Shot in a warm cinema verite style, the film is a tribute to the trust the filmmakers were able to establish with their subjects. Sometimes shocking, at other times sobering, Talk 16 is, above all, a journey of discovery and reflection. It results in an unprecedented document of Canada's contemporary, young female generation who are revealed to have much in common with their Australian counterparts.
see also: Youth Film Festival