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Catalogue Number:  TAZ000
Producer:  Taza Media Inc.
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, Guidance, Health, Social Issues, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  48:37


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Motivational speaker Anthony McLean is forced to re-examine his own identity while challenging black youths to discard traditional stereotypes.

What does it mean to be black? That's the big and hard-to-answer question explored in Colour Me, directed, produced and written by east Toronto resident, Sherien Barsoum.

The full-length feature film stars motivational speaker Anthony McLean and six black youth from Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School located in Brampton, ON, one of the country’s most ethnically diverse suburbs. Inspired to learn more about McLean's work with youth and race issues, notably his mentorship program Living the Dream, Barsoum started chatting with her film's future star and soon found out he was dealing with his own identity struggles as the child of a white mother and a black father. Colour Me's main theme, misconceptions about identity, is illustrated through McLean's groundbreaking mentorship program involving six Brampton teens who share their personal challenges as well as their responses to McLean's story.


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