Sweet 16 Documentary Trailer (A Type 1 Teen Diabetes Story)
Sweet 16 is a feature-length documentary delving into the complexities of teen diabetes. Filmed over 5 years in Canada, USA and Ecuador, the film chronicles the highs and lows of teens dealing with a devastating Type 1 diagnosis at such an important crossroad in their life. Some stories are tragic, others are hopeful. Our main protagonist, Katia, whose receives the news on the eve of her Sweet 16 birthday, takes us on a journey into the inner-world of teens, which is all about fitting in, body image, and ultimately issues of belonging. The film goes well beyond the simple question of diabetes; it invites the audience to engage in the universal story of growing up and overcoming one’s personal demons. Sweet 16 is a story of personal redemption; suggesting how one can come to accept and event thrive against all odds.