This scene in Unspoken Tears features 17-year-old Mandjey Kamara, who grew up in a refugee camp in the Ivory Coast and is now attending high school in Quebec. She describes how difficult the transition has been, but with perseverance she’s managed to learn how to read, write and speak in French, and is now raising her son as a single mom. By watching the clips of Mandjey and going through the activities in this mini-lesson, students will gain an understanding that identity is made up of many interconnected aspects—such as life experience, family history, heritage and peer groups—and an awareness of how others may feel, while taking steps to help them feel included. (In French with English subtitles.)
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Unspoken Tears - Mandjey (Clip), , provided by the National Film Board of Canada