Juan Marcos is an introverted teenager who is constantly abused by three girls in school. The reason behind this abuse is unknown and only his closest friends know about it. Juan keeps everything secret because back at home is parents are going through a divorce.
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.
Five friends cut class and go to a nearby forest to consume drugs. There they find a majestic tree where they fall asleep. They hallucinate that a humanoid serpent entraps them, accuses them of disobedient and, as punishment, she will eat them alive.
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.
When Lorena’s (Geraldine Fernández) jewels are gone without a trace, she know as a policewoman it must’ve been family theft. Her daughter Rose, a college student with excellent grades, convinces her it must’ve been Alex, her adopted brother who’s in school trouble for cutting class, when in reality it was Rose who stole the jewels to save her boyfriend’s life from some drug dealers for loosing a bet.
Ever since Antonio came back from the war he is a different man. Antonio suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He was victim of a savage attack from his military companions. Back home, he submits his wife and daughter to a vicious cycle of violence. Both of them, suffering from Stockholm syndrome, live Antonio in a sick way.
When Cristal’s zone gets heated up, her boyfriend, Bernie, tells her to find someone who raises no suspicion. Here comes Christian, a teen whose economic limitations, his mother’s sickness and his feelings towards Cristal turn him into an easy prey for the drug dealers. This movie get’s its title from the great play “Romeo and Juliet”.