We Have the Force

1989, 33:11 min, color, sound

Written, directed, taped and edited by members of the New York youth group Youth Force 88, We Have the Force analyzes the influence of television advertising on teen alcohol abuse, and investigates the devastating effects of crack on New York City youth. Refuting the simplistic "Just Say No" anti-drugs campaign of the Reagan era in favor of more sympathetic social support programs, this tape proclaims the power of young people to organize for direct action and positive change within their own communities.

by Youth Force 88 with Branda Miller at the Citizens Committee of New York City. CMX Editors: Tom Crawford, Rick Feist, Joe DePierro, Lisa Guido, Marshall Reese.