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Catalogue Number:  NFB523551
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Joe MacDonald, Ches Yetman
Directors:  Andrew Koster
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Canadian Social Studies, Diversity, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Health and Medicine, Safety, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult, Educators
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1992
Running Time:  53m 41s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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The story of a relationship between a man and a boy, both of whom have become marginalized by society. Glen is a young, gay city councillor and Mike, his foster son, is a 17 year old, tough street kid. Their relationship is always tenuous and always turbulent as they struggle to define themselves together and alone.

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