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Catalogue Number:  SCTV54
Producer:  Scorpion TV
Subject:  Current Events, Diversity, Documentary, Guidance, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  UK
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  54:02


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What happens when two teenage girls from completely opposite backgrounds are brought together. Can they get along? This Channel 4 Production shines a light on one of Britain's most racially divided towns in a documentary about two teenage girls who lead completely segregated lives in the same town. First Cut Documentary brought together Farhana, a reserved, religious, 17-year-old British-Asian girl, and Siobhan, a looks-obsessed, partying, white-British 16-year-old. Farhana's life was so parentally controlled that she had never once been out shopping for her own clothes or travelled on public transport. 

Social pressures and sensitivities almost put the kibosh on the project altogether when Farhana's mother, concerned that her daughter's reputation might be sullied by her involvement, asked filming to stop altogether. But youth is a magnetically bonding thing, and after the initial embarrassment and awkward questions, more deep and meaningful chats soon had each of them deciding that actually the other was "dead nice" and "really nice" respectively. 


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