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Carol's Mirror

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Carol is interested in playing the lead in her school's annual play. The only problem is that the school puts on "Snow White" every year, and Carol is black. After much lively debate, Carol and her classmates find a solution. Carol's Mirror challenges the use of Eurocentric materials and shows how prejudice, racism and cultural expectations place limits on what people can do with their lives. 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 05 s

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Special Commendation
Itinerant - CAVE (Catholic Audio-Visual Educators) Media Festival
April 20 to 23 1993, St. Louis - USA

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

Honorable Mention - Category: Social Studies / Elementary through Junior High
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 28 to 31 1992, Chicago - USA

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