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Sophie's Story

Short Film (Full Length) – 2006

She stayed and made the decision to smoke P based on the information of an addict. How dumb is that?
– Sophie (Troy Garton) can't believe her friend's actions
Point of View has a special interest in health education for young people, and one of the things that research has shown us very clearly is that young people do not respond to a ‘big stick’ approach or to being preached at. The best way to reach them is to have a strong story to tell, and to dramatise it in ways they find relevant.
– Sophie's Story director Shirley Horrocks at the film's launch, November 2006, Point of View website
It won Best Documentary at the International Family Film Festival in LA, which always makes me smile because I entered it as a short fictional film. They apparently were so convinced by it that they thought I had entered it in the wrong category.
– Director Shirley Horrocks on Sophie's Story winning a documentary award in 2007