A movie within a research. But also the reverse. Held back but ..., the latest documentary produced by the Youth Observatory of Rio de Janeiro, is a research film with high school students from the Youth and Adult Education (EJA) of 13 public schools in Rio de Janeiro. In it the young people narrate life paths and tell stories about their relationships within the school; the reports present challenges that involve the process of school education and reveal the supports found in and out of school to complete high school education. The characters produced images and reflections on life outside of school.