Over 18: A Documentary About Porn

"In 1975, Playboy magazine had a circulation of 5.6 million.  Today more than 100 million people visit adult sites monthly."  TIME, April 2016

"6 out of 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18."

"The first exposure to pornography among men is 12 years old, on average."

Navigating life as faithful followers of Jesus can be challenging at the best of times.  Living in a hyper-sexualized culture adds a complexity to this that raises serious questions about our discipleship.  Come and join us for a screening of OVER 18 - a documentary about pornography and its impact on human relationships.  

We are screening this film at the church, but it is not overtly Christian in the sense that the film does not talk about the church's response and impact. Rather, it is a documentary that helps us situate ourselves in the world; that helps us identify aspects of this culture.  Invite your friends and neighbours!

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Location: Redemption Church (3512 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1W3)

Description from the Directors:

OVER 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. In addition to interviews with porn producers, ex-porn stars, and academics, directors Jared and Michelle Brock highlight the story of Joseph, a 13 year-old boy who is recovering from a porn addiction that he fell into when he was nine years old. The film compares what porn used to be in the magazine era and what it’s become in the age of the internet, and demonstrates why kids in particular are susceptible to addiction. 

Read more here: http://over18doc.com

Note: There are no explicit images in the film. However, some of the language and terms may be shocking or unfamiliar. This is the unfortunate reality of what children and youth are being exposed to online.

Redemption Church

Redemption Church, 3512 7th ave W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1W3, Canada