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.

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Making It , Sobaz Benjamin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • 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

  • JasonST

    i think its unfair how other races have to work a lot harder then white people only to get about half as far. Things shouldn't be different for different races. If someone of color wants to get a certain job then he or she should get the job if they have the proper requirements just the same as everyone else.

    JasonST, 9 Mar 2011
  • Stephen--Roy

    I think it's unfair to be judged on something you have no control over. It's sad that we still aren't past the point of deciding who people are based on only skin color. I personally feel that a person should always be judged on what they do rather than who they are, hopefully one day we'll learn our lesson, otherwise I don't see how we'll turn into anything but a nation of hate.

    Stephen--Roy, 9 Mar 2011
  • Gabe

    Appearances can be deceiving. I'll be the first to admit, when I see a young black male I normally feel intimidated. This must be the same way most employers feel when one comes looking for work. However, this is wrong, people need to be given a chance. But, a person must remember that appearances are nearly everything when applying for a job. Very insightful video.

    Gabe, 9 Mar 2011
  • Brandon

    People of different races should not have to work a lot more harder than another other person just to prove they able to stay and work there. I do not think this is much of a problem in as many workplaces now.

    Brandon, 9 Mar 2011