The spoken word video focuses on the issue of stereotype, identity and discrimination.
School Program: Grades 4-6
Each of the films in this year’s grade 4-6 program reflect on the act of finding and being true to one’s self. Don’t Label Me and Correcting the Chalkboard confront the stereotypes that many young people face in their daily lives. Dancing into It tells the story of a young Regent Park boy finding the courage to tell the truth. Big Mouth explores finding balance when telling the truth. The whimsical Fusion finds a young man in a humourous race against time to regain his memory. In Traces of Joy, two young girls find solace in their friendship and mutual imaginary friend.
Nov. 12, 1:30 PM at Nelson Mandela Public School and Nov. 14, 9:30 AM at Daniels Spectrum
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On a blank chalkboard, youth from Manawan rewrite the stories of their lives.
When Erik awakes, he realizes he’s lost his memory. With the help of Beaver the dog, he is thrown into a strange race against time.
This animated short tells the story of Trudy, a little girl who is equal parts truthful and rude. A bright-minded and quick-witted child, Trudy has an unfiltered and deeply curious way of looking at the world. Here, events force her to question what it means to speak the truth, and comes to understand how our differences […]
Alex and Ladan are fun-loving siblings living in Regent Park, especially when their Dad surprises them with a brand new Blu-Ray player for the family. The next day, in his excitement, Alex accidentally dances into the tray of the Blu-Ray player, snapping it off. Alex panics and struggles with what he should do.
Two inner-city girls meet at their local playground. Their chalk drawings include an imaginary friend Joey, whose mysterious circumstances are eventually revealed.
Moved by the sounds of birds, trees, and clouds, music and nature come together to reunite two lovers.