Two Seconds – A Short Dramatic Film
Excuses, Excuses is one of the short scenarios on the Two Seconds DVD.
Two Secondsis a short dramatic film created by Maine teens in partnership with Project AWARE and the Family Planning Association of Maine. Project AWARE is a Maine-based nonprofit that uses movie-making to support youth in having a voice and making a difference.
The movie tells the story of three teens struggling with relationship and sexual health issues. The title of the film, Two Seconds, refers to how quickly a person’s life can change when certain decisions are made – often at the spur of the moment and with little thought about the possible consequences. Two Seconds also symbolizes that moment when a person decides to make a healthy change that improves his or her well-being.
Two Seconds is one of several movies created through this project. The DVD also includes four short scenarios designed for use with evidence-based sexuality education curricula.
Through generous foundation support, the Family Planning Association of Maine can provide one copy of the DVD at no charge to Maine middle schools, high schools and youth-serving organizations. Others can purchase the DVD for $19.95 plus $5.00 for shipping & handling. DVD orders can be placed by sending an email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Lynne Kaplowitz at 207-622-7524.
Discussion Guides for each short scenario and the film are available here:
We have developed two Film Evaluation Forms – one for teens and another for adults who work with teens – designed to be completed after viewing the movie. It is important for us to be able to evaluate the impact of the film as an educational tool so we hope you will participate. Simply print the form, make copies and then have teens and/or adults fill one out after viewing the film. Collect the finished forms and mail them to: Family Planning Association of Maine, Attn: Nancy Audet, PO Box 587, Augusta, ME 04332-0587. Thank you!
This project was made possible through a generous donation from the Rocking Moon Foundation with additional support from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.