JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A film made by Edward Waters College students highlights the binge drinking problem on many college campuses.
Professors and students released the movie "One Binge" on the heels of Florida State University fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey’s death.
EWC students made a movie about the dangers of binge drinking on college campuses. Learn why they felt this topic needed to be highlighted tonight at 5:55pm @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/SnxohmbCZQ— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) December 7, 2017
The writer of "One Binge," professor Alvenia Derban, said it is a problem she wanted to bring attention to.
“Binge drinking is a slippery slope, not just into alcoholism, but into poor life choices,” she said.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people ages 18 to 34 are the most likely to binge drink -- a demographic that encompasses the majority of college students.
A CDC report states that people between the ages of 18-34 are the most likely to binge drink. At 5:55pm, how one local University plans to spread awareness, @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/MJ4UYJJ77o— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) December 7, 2017
Professor Daniel Henrich shot the movie on his iPhone.
“It’s about this girl, Clarissa, who basically drinks herself to death,” Heinrich said.
Jayda Williams, who plays Clarissa in the film, thinks binge drinking is often minimized on college campuses and warrants more attention.
“It’s a serious thing, but it’s so under the radar around college students and around adults,” Williams said.
EWC Assistant Professor of Mass Comm made a movie to spread binge drinking awareness. He tells me he's concerned by trends he sees nationwide on college campuses. He shot the entire 14 minute movie... all on his cellphone. pic.twitter.com/GPEr9jiIiZ— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) December 7, 2017
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