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Catalogue Number:  NFB527465
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Jerry Krepakevich, Bonnie Thompson, Graydon McCrea, Svend-Erik Eriksen
Directors:  Theresa Wynnyk
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Character Education, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Studies, Violence
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1997
Running Time:  26:30
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Unsuitable Actions is a documentary/drama that explores issues
surrounding appropriate and inappropriate behaviour for junior high school
students, with a focus on sexual harassment. In the drama, Heather becomes the
target of sexual harassment initiated and continued by a boy in her computer
class. The harassment escalates as other students join in. With each other's
support, Heather, her friends and their principal take steps to address the
situation. In a parallel conversation, students discuss sexual harassment from
their diverse points of view, grappling with definitions and recounting their
experiences. Unsuitable Actions helps to identify inappropriate
behaviour by revealing some of the forms sexual harassment can take, and the
frustration, pain and academic interference it can cause. Considering the
question of accountability, and modelling several courses of action, the video
provides a sense of empowerment for those attempting to create positive
solutions to the problem.

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