Lucky Ducks| 1hr : 33mins
Director: Tracey Jackson | Producer: Tracey Jackson
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United States
In this unflinchingly honest film, writer and director, Tracey Jackson, asks the question: why are today's privileged teens the most unhappy and dysfunctional demographic in America? While she and her fifteen-year-old daughter Taylor go through two years of the sometimes hilarious, often times hideous and many times harrowing stages of Taylor's adolescence, Tracey searches for answers by taking Taylor to visit experts and gurus around the world. She even makes Taylor work in a slum school in Mumbai, India during her spring break. The film explores Taylor's battle with an eating disorder while also attempting to unravel the complex relationship boomer parents have with their over-indulged teens. It's a film about conflict, resolution, growing up and letting go, learning who you are, who you were, and who you can be no matter what your age. Ultimately it's a film about the profound love between a mother and daughter who, while traveling the world, find their way back to each other in their own hearts and minds. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2009 MIAAC Film Festival.