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Mela's Lunch

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Based on an original story by Nilambri Singh Ghai, Mela's Lunch is about the unsteady beginnings of a friendship between Mela and Allison. Having just immigrated to Canada from India, Mela is trying hard to make friends and get used to her new surroundings. Peter and other classmates make her feel unwelcome and out of place. At first, Allison goes along with the group. This drama shows that differences in skin colour and country of origin need not be an obstacle to friendship or self-esteem. Educators are encouraged to preview the series before use and choose the dramas most age-appropriate for their students. This film is part of the Playing Fair series.

1991, 14 min 23 s

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Silver CINDY Award
Itinerant - International CINDY Competition
January 14 1993, New Orleans - USA

Award of Merit - Category: Videotape / Government Media Agency
Itinerant - AMTEC
June 13 to 17 1992, Victoria - Canada

Gold Apple Award - Category: Cultural Adjustment / Grades 4-6
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 20 to 25 1992, Oakland - USA

Best Film - Category: Guidance and Counseling
International Educational Film Festival
April 28 1992, Birmingham - USA