A Mind of Your Own

A Mind of Your Own

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It is estimated that in every Canadian classroom, there are two or three kids affected by a learning disability. Although they are generally of average or higher intelligence, these kids struggle every day to keep up with the class and to be accepted. Meet Henry, Stephanie, Matthew and Max, four incredible kids who won't let their learning differences hold them down. As they confront their disabilities and revel in unique talents like singing and chess, it becomes clear that "different" can also mean wonderful. This warm and inspirational video will encourage and boost the self-esteem of kids struggling with learning disabilities, and foster understanding in their peers.

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A Mind of Your Own, Gail Sweeney, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gail Sweeney
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Isobel Marks
  • photography
    Michael Ellis
  • sound
    Mark Harper
  • editing
    Cathy Gulkin
  • sound editing
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • online editor
    Warren Chinn
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music
    Bruce Fowler
  • participation
    Henry Skinner
    Stephanie Siddall
    Matthew Cummins
    Maxwell Corrigan
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