Reviving Ophelia DVD and Book Set
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Movie Description: Inspired by the themes and true stories of "Reviving Ophelia," the seminal best selling book about adolescent girls by Mary Pipher, Phd. This is the fictional story of two very different 15 year old girls, one caught up in her first love, betrayed when the relationship turns violent, the other engaging in increasingly risky behavior, striking out against the hypocrisy of the media-obsessed culture around her. Elizabeth is the seemingly perfect girl with the perfect boyfriend, raised by loving parents in a middle class home. Kelli lives with her single mom who is at her wits end with her rebellious daughter. When Kelli starts to suspect that Elizabeth may be in an abusive relationship, no one will take her seriously, not even Elizabeth. But when Elizabeth finally lands in the hospital, it's Kelli's surprising insights into the causes for she and her cousin's behavior that leads to Elizabeth's final release from her relationship.
Book Description: This is the groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: Why are American adolescent girls falling prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and dangerously low self-esteem? Dr. Pipher posits that it's America's sexist, look-obsessed "girl-poisoning" culture-one in which girls are constantly struggling to find their true selves. In Reviving Ophelia, these girls' uncensored voices are heard from the front lines of adolescence. Personal and painfully honest, this is a compassionate call to arms, offering strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost senses of self.