Dead End

Jake, a successful New York lawyer, finds himself in a NYC park at midnight searching for his daughter, Sara, who ran away from home after an argument with her parents.

While at the park he meets Aaron, a troubled teen from a religious family, who is hanging out with his friends.

While each one sees the other as a nuisance, gradually Jake realizes that Aaron can help him understand his daughter, and Aaron finds someone he can open up to, because he is a stranger.

In our complex contemporary world, an ever increasing number of teens and young adults are dealing with emotional anguish. This stress sometimes deteriorates into self-destructive behavior, possibly leading to substance abuse. Often, this occurs due to a lack of communication that impeded a proper response to a deeper emotional need.

This production strives to stimulate discussion and communication as a tool for managing relationships between adults and adolescents.

Suitable for teenagers and their parents, educators, youth workers, and anyone who cares about youth.

Dvir Shreiber
Uri Weill
Joseph Fackenheim, Tim Welham
60 minutes