Dying High 2: Real Stories of Drugged Driving 2011
Distributed by Distributed by Human Relations Media, 41 Kensico Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549; 800-431-2050
Produced by Produced by Human Relations Media
Directed by Director n/a
DVD, color, 88 min.
Sr. High - General Adult
Japan, Popular Culture, Music Trade, Singers
Date Entered: 03/14/2012
Reviewed by: Reviewed by Buzz Haughton, Shields Library, University of California at Davis
Partly set in a number of ERs, this film shows the devastating effects of people drinking, drugging and driving. The DVD consists of several episodes of young people (high school and college levels) taking drugs and/or drinking, then driving and ending up in gruesome accidents, resulting in death or dismemberment. Interspersed throughout the film are interviews with various legal and health professions talking about the consequences of alcohol/drug use in connection with an activity like driving, which requires close concentration and the ability to judge distances. The bottom line is: Don’t drink (or drug) and drive.
Highly recommended for high-school audiences and above.