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Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524015
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Mike Mahoney, Marilyn A. Belec
Directors:  Sylvia Hamilton
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Black History, Canadian History, Career Education, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Media and Communications, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1992
Running Time:  28:50
Closed Captions:  Yes


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In the environment of their predominantly white high school, a group of Black students face daily reminders of the presence of racism, ranging from abuse (racist graffiti on washroom walls), to exclusion (the seemingly 'innocent' omission of Black history from texts). They work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs. With help from mentors, they discover the richness of their heritage and learn some of the ways they can begin to affect change.

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