Mela's Lunch

This short drama from the Playing Fair series recounts the shaky beginnings of a friendship between Allison and Mela, a girl who recently immigrated to Canada from India. Mela is trying hard to make friends and get used to her new surroundings, but Peter and other classmates make her feel unwelcome and out of place. Though Allison initially goes along with the group, the film shows that differences in skin color and country of origin need not be an obstacle to friendship or self-esteem.

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Film Credits

director
Sugith Varughese
script
Sugith Varughese
producer
Penny Ritco
Wolf Koenig
camera
Susan Trow
sound
Hans Oomes
editing
Meiyen Chan
sound editing
Robert Labrosse
mixing
Robert Labrosse
music
Boko Suzuki
cast
Serena Sial
Allison Katz
Matthew Stone
Joelle Rudick
Zachary Eberts
Scott Belkin
Molly Shinhat

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