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Making It

Making It

| 10 min

This short documentary is an inspiring portrait of Black youth who have made their ambitious dreams come true through willpower. Made as part of the Work For All project 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace.

  • participation
    Carl James
    David Findlay
    Michele Jordan
    Christene Browne
    Sharon McMillan
    Larry Sparks
    Sunset Roach
    Permell Ashby
  • writer
    Sobaz Benjamin
  • director
    Sobaz Benjamin
  • director of photography
    Ali Reggab
  • sound recordist
    Chris Miller
  • picture editor
    Sobaz Benjamin
    Prem Sooriyakumar
  • sound editor
    Prem Sooriyakumar
  • edit consultant
    Roslyn Power
  • researcher
    Carl James
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • marketing manager
    Jenny Thibault
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administrator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative team
    Mirabelle Bélanger
    Miya Kondo
    Lise Lévesque
  • line producer
    Karen Cho
  • producer
    Patricia Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
    Yves Bisaillon


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Ages 14 to 17

Diversity - Black Studies
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

Have students research the Employment Equity Act. How has the Canadian government attempted to decrease discrimination in the workplace? Based on the testimonials from the film, how does discrimination still affect African-Canadians in the workforce?

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