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Duration: 57 minutes

Being a teenager is tough, but for 16-year-old Jasmine Burkitt it is even harder because she is just 3ft 8in tall and only fits clothes designed for a seven- to eight-year-old.

The 12 months captured in this documentary are the most important of Jasmine's life so far. She goes to New York to meet others with similar genetic conditions; camps out at her first pop festival; celebrates her sixteenth birthday and tries to contact her estranged father, who is average size. Unexpected events in this engaging teenager's life make this a compelling film.

Part of the Adult Season on BBC Three.

Last on

Thu 9 Sep 2010 22:35 BBC One Scotland only

  • Photo: Jas

    Photo: Jas

    Like all teenagers, 16-year-old Jas is keen to find out more about her family. During the programme Jas takes steps to meet her estranged father.

  • Photo: Jas and mum Bev

    Photo: Jas and mum Bev

    Jas and her mother are living with a rare and undiagnosed form of dwarfism. Jas has also been a registered carer for her mum since the age of 11.

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Production Assistant
Julia Walton
Production Manager
Jackie McKinney
Production Manager
Tracey Schawsmidth
Sound Recordist
Mat Adams
Sound Recordist
Chris Gibbions
Sound Recordist
Brian Mikla
Kerry Brierley
Kerry Brierley
Executive Producer
Samantha Anstiss
Executive Producer
Cat Lewis
Assistant Producer
Kelly Edgson
Director of photography
Ray Marlow


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