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Twelve

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If you could go back and speak to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
Philippine-born filmmaker Lester Alfonso attempts to answer this question by interviewing twelve diverse subjects, each of whom moved to Canada at age 12, like himself.
On the cusp of teenage hormones, 12-year-olds often experience emotions with more intensity. Adapting to a new country at this age can be overwhelming.
Over the course of this unique and visually stylish documentary, Alfonso seeks out twelve people who came to Canada at age 12 and, in listening to thier stories, begins to understand himself.
Twelve was produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour. Reel Diversity is a National Film Board of Canada initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.




2008, 43 min 32 s

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