Elise Swerhone’s doc Surviving The Teenage Brain premieres

Elise Swerhone (NSI DramaLab) who happens to be our NSI Drama Prize and NSI Features First program manager and co-manager, respectively has teamed up with Merit Motion Pictures for the CBC Nature of Things doc Surviving The Teenage Brain premiering Thursday, January 19.

About Surviving The Teenage Brain

Throw away all of your preconceived ideas about the behaviour and nature of teenagers. New research suggests that without our turbulent teen years the human race would be, as Dr. David Bainbridge puts it, “short lived and stupid.”

The film looks at the teen years from an evolutionary perspective and demonstrates that these troubling years are, in fact, key to the survival of our species. It combines cutting edge scientific research with YouTube clips of outrageous teen behaviour and a graphic novel visual approach to challenge conventional thinking about adolescence.

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