Eight shorts, four in English and four in Spanish give life to Project: VALUES. Through genders such as drama, comedy, tragedy and fantasy, characters live experiences that show the need of good moral values in our daily lives. Beyond the values, these shorts tackle subjects such as dengue prevention, stray bullets, social disobedience, disrespect to the elderly, psychological and physical bullying, the bad business of drug dealing and in-school terror.
Unlike our previous films, VALUES has the collaboration of renowned actors who shared the experience of filmmaking with our students. René Monclova, Edna Lisboa, Jailene Cintrón, Tita Guerrero and Geraldine Fernández are part of our cast. Forty young teens from around the North-West of Puerto Rico participated. Each one had a protagonist or supporting role in at least one of the eight films. In the remaining films, they worked as extras and technicians, and rotated their functions. All the teens received 24 contact hours at an advanced acting course, and for each technical area there was a professional training and supervising them.
“Six different values are represented in this project: Responsibility, Justice, Goodness, Civility, Respect & Reliability”, according to the “5 pillars of Values” promoted by the Department of Education. The shorts “Fiesta navideña” and “Vida’s Tree” were transmitted on WIPR, channels 3 and 6 in 2012. Through the PEMPE program, the Department of Education has reproduction and distribution rights for the films in Puerto Rico and it has committed to bring them to all the public schools of the country.
Part of Proyect: VALUES
- Eight films to arrouse your feelings -
- Classification: G, NR, and PG
- Genre: Adventure, Buddy Film, Children Film, Comedy, Drama, Familly Film, Fantasy, Femme Film, Folklore, Romance, Slapstick, Superhero, and Suspense
- Length: 215 min
- Language: English and Spanish
- Subtitles: Spanish
- Premiere Date: December 1, 2012
- Format: High Definition and NTSC
- Frame Rate: 30i
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9