International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000
by Andrea Arnold
Star, a teenage girl living on the fringes of society with her half-siblings, meets Jake and decides to join his ragtag band of traveling magazine sellers. She gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with this band of misfits.
“Dramatically, I like darkness, I like conflict – but I don’t see the world as defined by them. And why would I pretend to? That’s not who I am.”
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