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.
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.
Two girls, Leslie and Bernice, get in a fight for a guy’s love. The school’s director calls their mothers in to take control of the situation and discovers the mothers show the same negative attitudes as their daughters. To this, Amanda, a friend of both Bernice and Leslie, attempts to resolve their situation, but only manages to get Bernice and Leslie to use her as a spy against the other.
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.