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A Teen Filmmaker Documents His Life in North Philadelphia

Frank Cardon is one of three teenagers who was given a video camera for a year to record his daily life in North Philadelphia. His footage is part of the documentary Teen Dreams. Cardon says he wanted to show a world composed of a lot of angry people trying to survive.


Other segments from the episode on March 9, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 9, 1995: Interview with Peter Leschak; Interview with Frank Cardon; Review of the television show "VR. 5."


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