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ANONYMITY: The History of Straight, Incorporated


When teenagers are falsely imprisoned in a detention camp, they are tortured sexually exploited, and trafficked.

From 1976 to 1993, Straight, Incorporated was a non-profit family treatment center as well as drug rehabilitation program in the United States. Straight served clients ranging in age from thirteen to twenty. Although Straight, Inc. was never an accredited organization; over the course of its existence, founders and executives of the national corporation claim to have "graduated" 10,000 people from Straight's behavior modification and twelfth step programs. Straight operated treatment centers in California, Virginia, Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio] and Florida. Its national headquarters was founded in Saint Petersburg, Florida, the program was praised by prominent figures such as President George H. W. Bush. Friday Night Open Meetings at the company's warehouses allowed new clients of the program to see their parents and show their progress. Straight, Incorporated's controversial and confidential methods of treating became highly publicized and developed into a nationwide modality for kids.

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Brian Dodd
Writers: Brian Dodd
Producers: Brian Dodd, Bjorn Jiskoot, Jr.
Key cast: Kibwe Dorsey, Shawn Genther, Bjorn Jiskoot, Jr.

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No
Completion date: 2014-02-28
Shooting format: Digital
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Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes

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