Sarnia Justice Film Festival - Paper Tigers

Paper Tigers - Saturday, February 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Sarnia Justice Film Festival will be presenting 'Paper Tigers' on Saturday, February 18 at Sarnia Library Theatre.

Paper Tigers demonstrates how through understanding childhood trauma one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood.

At the crossroads of at-risk teens and trauma-informed care, Paper Tigers takes root. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

Conversation leaders for Paper Tigers will be:

Gayle Montgomery is the Circles® Coordinator for the County of Lambton Social Services Division. Bob Sutton counselled secondary school students for over 30 years, and was Head of Student Services until his retirement and Ellie Fraser who is the mental health lead for Lambton Kent District School Board.

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