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For Angela

For Angela

This short film portrays the experiences of Rhonda Gordon and her daughter, Angela, when a simple bus ride changes their lives in an unforeseeable way. When they are harassed by three boys, Rhonda finds the courage to take a unique and powerful stance against ignorance and prejudice. What ensues is a dramatic story of racism and empowerment.

  • director
    Nancy Trites Botkin
    Daniel Prouty
  • producer
    Nancy Trites Botkin
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • writer
    Daniel Prouty
  • photography
    Charles Lavack
  • sound
    David Husby
  • editing
    Kelly Saxberg
  • sound editing
    Carol Wenaus
  • re-recording
    John Schritt
  • music
    Norman Dugas
  • cast
    Tina Keeper
    Tiffany Peters
    Drew Vodrey
    Lee J. Campbell
    James Miller
    Tony L. Clark
    Blake Taylor


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Ages 12 to 16

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

Ideal for essays and debates on Indigenous history and bullying. What would you have done if you were riding the bus with Angela and her mother? Use this video to begin a lesson on the history of colonization in Canada and its ongoing effects. Identify ways in which discrimination has been perpetuated in Canada and assess strategies for dealing with it. Write a personal essay about an example of discrimination that you’ve witnessed.

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