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Apples and Oranges ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB528846
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Tamara Lynch, David Verrall, Sally Bochner
Directors:  Lynne Fernie
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2003
Running Time:  17:07

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Apples and Oranges is designed to raise children's awareness of the harmful effects of homophobia and gender-related name calling, intolerance, stereotyping and bullying.

In the course of a lively in-class discussion among elementary students and an equity educator, children's paintings magically dissolve into two short animated stories. In Anta's Revenge, Anta finds out that creativity--not revenge--is the best way to deal with a school bully who makes fun of her for having two moms. Defying Gravity tells the story of Habib and Jeroux, two skateboarding friends whose relationship comes to a screeching halt when one of them finds out the other is gay.

By illustrating how derogatory names can hurt, Apples and Oranges helps to dismantle stereotypes about gays and lesbians.

The animated stories in the video will help students of all elementary grades explore name calling and bullying. The video in its entirety can be used with children aged 8-12 for learning about families, differences and respect.

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