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Banks, Elizabeth; White, Jo


Jo White
Senior Research Fellow in Public Involvement


Rosa Saul - Patterson

Kam Gandhi


14 year old Jess is excited when Jake asks her out after a game of Dare one day after school. However, Jake has a particular plan in mind which will change her feelings for him and her approach to relationships forever.
'Dare' is a 15 minute sex educational drama aimed at young teenagers. Based on real events and made in collaboration with young people, the film explores the impact of social media and internet pornography on teenage relationships. All actors are non-professionals and aged 18 -20 yrs.

Digital Artefact Type Video
Acceptance Date Feb 15, 2021
Publication Date Sep 13, 2021
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 13, 2021
Keywords Sexual Health and Wellbeing, Sex Education, Mental Health, Teenagers, Online Pornography, Coercion and Consent in Relationships
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Additional Information This film is an educational resource for Secondary School Relationship and Sex Education and will be available to UK Schools from Sept 2021.

DARE was screened and selected as a finalist in the Directed By Women Turkey Film Festival, Istanbul in 2019 and screened at the following film festivals - X Festival Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil, Venezuela 2019, Special Mention at the UK Seasonal Short Film Festival 2019 and screened at the Girl Power Film and Media Summit in Brooklyn NY 2021.

It was produced as a collaboration between staff from the Department of Health and Social Sciences and Department of Film and Journalism at the University of the West of England (UWE).

The content of the film is drawn from interviews conducted as part of the research project Peer Ethnography for the promotion of Patient and Public Involvement: young people and sexual health service development (PE4PPI). This project received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 661734.


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