A Campaign to Curb Underage Drinking

University Communications
May 29, 2013

Having earned a Fulbright Fellowship, UA alumnus Roberto Gudiño is currently in Mexico City where he is teaching youth filmmaking.

Also, he is launching a campaign to create a Web-based series designed to help prevent underage drinking in Mexico and the U.S.

Gudiño's Kickstarter campaign is intended to fund the series, "Jóvenes MX," and requite its film equipment, meals, location costs and other production costs for the series.

As part of the project, Gudiño and his collaborators are partnering with filmmakers in Mexico, at the University of California, Los Angeles and elsewhere to inform youth, especially those in high school, about the effects of underage drinking. Ultimately, Gudiño hopes Jóvenes MX will empower youth to take on more responsibility and build stronger connections with family and friends, rather than to develop substance abuse dependency. 

Gudiño will return to the U.S. in September and lives in Los Angeles.

Want to see more and learn more? Gudiño is maintaining his own site and was featured in "Recent Alumni Catch Up With UANews."


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