Cine C.A.R.E.T.A.S. Inc. presents a series of three educational films that leave a mark on young peoples hearts’ and in the schools of Puerto Rico. Using the slogan “Prevention is better than the cure”, our Prevention Series takes on different themes towards this end; themes such as: family issues management, prevention and consequences of different forms of bullying, peer pressure, addictions and the devastating consequences of drug abuse and distribution.
The fable of a barber who confronts his conscience.
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.
Four childhood friends, Valerie, Justine, Nicole and Sasha, decide to buy together a pair of shoes for all of them to use. When Valerie falls ill, hospitalized with dengue, Justine, Nicole and Sasha decide to use only one shoe, exchanging it weekly in memory of their friend. Wanting to spread the conscience on dengue, they decide to clean Valerie’s house surroundings. In the meantime, Valerie fights between life and death, and her mother, Victoria (Jailene Cintrón), suffers with her sense of guilt.
A group of students and their homeroom teacher, Mr. Pérez, plan a Christmas party at the teacher’s home. There will be a gift exchange in this party but one student, Pedro, doesn’t want to participate. Pedro insists he hates Christmas. Sr. Pérez (René Monclova) unexpectedly tells his students a personal story about his only daughter that’ll make his students reflect.
Petra, a 60 year old grandmother, is facing a great challenge, make her rebel granddaughter, Vicky, learn the meaning of respect. Vicky’s conduct at school is just as unrespectful; she’s even more offensive and mocking towards her classmates. To correct Vicky’s conduct, Petra makes an ingenious plan to teach Vicky a lesson on humility.
Three classmates with special powers, Nora, Ester and Carmen, form a secret society dedicated to doing good at school. Their goal: denounce all abuse and illegal acts at school. Along their school’s director (Edna Lisboa), they will defeat the reign of terror of Gilbert, alias “El Macho” and his girlfriend Afrodita, alias “La Potra”, who have a gang in the school that sells drugs.