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Hanging Out

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Hanging Out is a fast-paced video for teens about prejudice and stereotyping within an ethnocultural group. Henry, the affable host, guides viewers through dramatic vignettes that explore issues of inter-racial and intra-racial prejudice in real-life situations. Focussing on Vancouver's urban middle-class Chinese, the video gives insight into the complexities of being an "ethnic Canadian."

The video uses irreverent humour to raise difficult, complex issues in a direct and non-threatening manner. The jokes about familiar stereotypes challenge viewers to examine their own ideas about people from other cultures--or the differences within their own culture--and how these ideas affect how they interact with others.

For use with kids aged 10-16. It is strongly recommended that teachers screen the video and first read the user guide printed on the inside of the videojacket.

1999, 17 min 36 s

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Honorable Mention - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 to 22 1999, Columbus - USA