EBONY: Is it coming from the media or is it coming from our community? I mean, I can’t imagine one kid who isn’t watching TV after school. JC: My website, which is Jordan Colemanfilms.com, has some trailers up from previous films.
Plus, you’re going to react to how your surroundings are too. How do you balance it all and still be a normal teenager? She always told me to keep my priorities in check, and do what I have to do, so I can do what I want to do. I go across the country showing my films; I’ve been to schools, churches, book clubs, programs, everything.
Y no digo que toda conducta sea relativa y que no se pueda definir el bien y el mal, sino que no se pueden dar opiniones sobre el comportamiento de los demás sin conocer lo que ocurre y cómo esas personas se sienten.
I did research and found that 1 in 3 teens are victims of teen dating violence.
EBONY: How have people been responding to all that you’ve been doing? I really feel like I can connect with the students because I am a student.
I know where they are coming from and they know where I’m coming from.
But when you’re involved, it it’s like, “Okay now I understand; now it speaks to me." Can you tell me about your future projects? Now in high school you can get into serious trouble; I think you can even end up going to jail for it. But I think it’s really adults not showing them what’s right from wrong.
EBONY: I just wonder what kind of peer pressure is going on amongst teens, that they feel like they have to do these things. I also think its new technology that our parents haven’t seen before.