The foundation of the European Union has established parity between states with different economies and different average salaries. Many people from weaker economic systems go to work in countries that are economically more strong, looking for better wages. The recent financial crisis and the lack of employment has dramatically increased the situation.
Adults, in many cases parents, go to work abroad and leave their young children without any parental guidance at home.
At a young age, the family represents a natural protection; to have parents who are working in other countries creates a need and a major lack of help for a young person. The family crisis that is generated contributes to the uncertainty and well being in the lives of the teenagers.
This new situation exposes teenagers to temptations that could bring them off track such as alcohol, drugs, prostitution and similar non-solutions. Many of them try to solve the problems they face but that they didn’t create in wrong ways. Of course, there are different ways to react to all this; some are good, many are bad and bring about bad consequences.
THE BAD JOKE is a fruit of fiction, it is a new non graphic feature film that portrays some situations in which many adolescents and teenagers live while they face the new challenges in today’s new European Union.
“The bad joke” is what the European Union has created for many teenagers. This phenomenon is unknown in America and it is not yet fully understood in Europe. This film, for the first time, exposes the unfortunate reality of tens of thousands of European teenagers.
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