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Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia

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In the environment of their predominantly white high school, a group of Black students face daily reminders of the presence of racism, ranging from abuse (racist graffiti on washroom walls), to exclusion (the seemingly "innocent" omission of Black history from texts). They work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs. With help from mentors, they discover the richness of their heritage and learn some of the ways they can begin to affect change.

1992, 28 min 52 s

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Maeda Prize
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
November 9 to 17 1994, Tokyo - Japan

Canada Award
Gemini Awards
March 4 to 6 1994, Toronto - Canada

Rex Tasker Award for Best Atlantic Documentary - with a cash prize of 1,500$
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
September 24 to October 3 1993, Halifax - Canada