DVD contains five films from the National Institute of Mental Health’s drug education series, Social Seminar..
Bunny (1971) Portrays a young college student who smokes marijuana from time to time, usually with friends, for social relaxation. Raises such questions as why does she turn on, how does she view the drug culture and to what extent does the occasional use of marijuana effect her lifestyle, ambitions and self-perception.
Guy (1971) Presents the experiences of Guy, a 15-year-old Mexican-American who spends a great deal of time stoned on reds. Shows his flight into passivity and escape from the realities of an ungiving environment. Questions why he needs to escape and what should change in his surroundings to make his life more challenging.
Teddy (1971) Presents the experiences of a teenage black, relating his views of the system, showing his relationship with the church, school, society, drugs and community self-help programs. Tells of war, revolution, Watts, the Black Panthers and the police.
Tom (1972) Presents Tom, a 26-year-old who has dropped out and has dropped everything, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin and some things familiar only to obscure chemists in Berkeley.
Drugs And Beyond Social Seminar Series (1971) Poses the potential for manipulation and alteration of man’s life through the use and abuse of drugs as a part of drug education. Discusses the use of drugs for increased learning power, memory stimulation, accelerated maturing processes and tension control and the responsibilities educators and administrators may have in such applications.