Race Is a Four-Letter Word

In this personal documentary, director Sobaz Benjamin introduces us to an interesting group of people: a black woman who wants to be considered iconically Canadian, a white man who is culturally and psychologically black, and a black woman who decides to leave “Canada’s racial cold war.” He also exposes himself, a black man who grew up trying to bleach his skin. In the end, Race Is a Four-Letter Word teaches us that the soul has no colour. Yet, we also learn that race is a marathon we are all forced to run.

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Credits

participant
Doris Braithwaite
Tim Dunn
Diane Rutherford
Camille Turner
writer
Sobaz Benjamin
director
Sobaz Benjamin
producer
Annette Clarke
cinematography
Kent Nason
editor
Marke Slipp
story editor
Marke Slipp
consultant
Cheryl Foggo
Barry Stevens
Jason Young
sound recordist
Aram Kouyoumdjian
original music composer
Asif Illyas
archival research
Elizabeth Klinck
sound editor
Alex Salter
mixer
Geoffrey Mitchell
executive producer
Kent Martin

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