Mela's Lunch

Mela's Lunch

| 14 min

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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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Mela's Lunch, Sugith Varughese, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Sugith Varughese
  • script
    Sugith Varughese
  • producer
    Penny Ritco
    Wolf Koenig
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale
  • 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