All You Can Be, a (27 minute) documentary, explores the social, economic and racial forces luring young kids at one of southern California's largest high schools, into a Junior ROTC program and on into the U.S. military. Carlos, a seventeen year old Latino cadet, remembers the day he saw a "Be all you can be" commercial in fourth grade and has since structured his life around joining the military.
Oscar, 16, dreams of a military career distinguished by honor, respect, and the economic stability not found in his home. But are kids as young as seventeen, ready to enlist in the military and head off to war? All You Can Be asks audiences to consider whether military programs have a place in public high schools.
Topics: Teenagers, Soldier, Youth, High School, California, Economic, Social