Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia*

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Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia*

  • 1992 ----- color ----- 29 min ----- vhs
  • Shingai, Tandi, Shawn and Krista are Black high school students with something to say. Set in Halifax, the film follows them as they work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs. In the environment of their predominantly white high school, the students face daily reminders of the presence of racism, ranging from abuse (crude racist graffiti on washroom walls), to exclusion (the seemingly more "innocent" omission of Black history from texts). Yet, they do not lose hope. With help from mentors, they discover the richness of their heritage and learn some of the ways they can begin to effect change. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Adolescence, American Ethnic Studies: Afro-American, Canadian Studies, Community Life, Discrimination, Education, Sociology)