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Sexuality education

High Grade
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Language(s): English 

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Tony Robinson
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A video drama on the struggles of youth in the areas of drugs, crime and HIV.

The main character, Taj, is hard-working and conscientious. He is in his final year of high school and dreams about going to university and becoming an engineer. His mother encourages him to study hard and get high grades. In his spare time, Taj volunteers at a local youth centre.

However, when his mother, who raised him as a single parent, dies in a drug-related shooting, he finds it difficult to cope. He gets involved in drug dealing, a bad choice that impacts negatively on his schoolwork and his relationship with his otherwise supportive girlfriend Taneisha...


on this subject: High Grade for Caribbean youth television drama

Place/country: Jamaica,
Type: Fiction
Extract: 06:52. Total length: 01:03:15
Author/director: Tony Robinson,
Publisher/producer: UNDP and CPTC,
Published in: 2006

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