Juneau – Please join Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition for a free screening of the award–winning film, Daddy I Do, on Thursday, January 20th at 6:00. A discussion with the filmmaker, Cassie Jaye, will follow the screening. The event will be held at Centennial Hall – 101 Egan Drive, Juneau.
This multi-award winning documentary, including Best documentary at the Cannes Film Festival 2010, examines the effects of abstinence-only programs versus comprehensive sex education in schools and what society can do to help lower teen pregnancies, abortions, and STDs, as well as poverty and sexual abuse.
The Purity Ball, featured in the film, symbolizes a father’s protection over his daughter’s virginity, but how does this reflect in the choices she makes, understanding her sexuality, and knowing her true worth as a woman?
To view the trailer of the film click here.
“Daddy I Do captures the complexities of teen and unintended pregnancy and is a great starting point to begin the conversation about implementing accurate and effective prevention strategies in Alaska,” said Clover Simon, VP of Alaska, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. “You won’t want to miss what promises to be a fascinating evening!”
The screening is free but an RSVP is needed to secure your seat. Please visit : http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=100350&view=Detail or call 907-770-9707 to RSVP.
For more information about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the filmmaker -- Cassie Jaye started working in the film industry at 16 years old, acting in numerous independent films, TV shows, and commercials. At age 21, Jaye decided to go behind the camera to document social issues she was passionate about. In 2008, she founded Jaye Bird Productions with her family, Nena Jaye (mother), Jay Pugh (father), and Christina Clack (sister), to produce high-quality entertainment that expands the mind and encourages progressive thought and action.
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 31 health centers in Alaska, Idaho and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.