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Hanging On

2006 14 min
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This short documentary shows the struggle that young immigrants have in a small community unaccustomed to cultural diversity, and their frustration at not having their skills recognized by the job market and their peers. Hanging On is part of the Work For All project 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace.

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Hanging On

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This short documentary shows the struggle that young immigrants have in a small community unaccustomed to cultural diversity, and their frustration at not having their skills recognized by the job market and their peers. Hanging On is part of the Work For All project 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace.
  • participation
    Asmaa
    Jésué
    Sandrine
    Éric Pelletier
    James Duffett
    David Dressler
    Horia Daniel Iancu
    Saïd Hazgour
    Abdoulaye Baldé
    Mme Jang
    M. Jang
  • writer
    Chedly Belkhodja
  • director
    Chedly Belkhodja
  • director of photography
    Paul Bossé
  • sound recordist
    Marc Arsenault
  • picture editor
    Cyril Lochon
  • sound editor
    Cyril Lochon
  • production manager
    Lynne Surette
  • researcher
    Myriam Beaudry
  • music composer
    Khalid El Idrissi
    Lamine Diakhate
    Taoufik Boussari
  • musical arrangement
    Marc Arsenault
  • musician
    Serge Gallant
    Alain Bourgeois
    Marc Arsenault
  • additional voice
    Pat «Castro» Castonguay
    Myriam Beaudry
    Paul Bossé
    Chedly Belkhodja
    Marc Arsenault
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editing
    Françoise Laprise
  • translation
    Jérôme Blanchet
    Kathleen Fleming
  • subtitles
    Jérôme Blanchet
    Kathleen Fleming
  • marketing manager
    Jenny Thibault
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administration
    Hélène Regimbal
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative team
    Mirabelle Bélanger
    Lise Lévesque
  • line producer
    Hind Benchekroun
  • producer
    Patricia Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon

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Education

Ages 15 to 16
This unusual topic might spark interesting discussions in class. Did you ever have trouble communicating with people who speak your language, but whose pronunciation, intonation or accent make them hard to understand? Might these same problems prevent some highly qualified immigrants from finding jobs matching their skills?