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Boxed In

Boxed In

| 4 min
2009 13 films

Vistas - 13 short films on the theme of "nationhood". Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and APTN.


In this short film, a young woman of mixed ancestry struggles with an Equal Opportunity Form that requires her to respond to the dilemma: Ethnicity - Choose One.

  • writer
    Shane Belcourt
    Duane Murray
  • director
    Shane Belcourt
  • cast
    Jennifer McEwan
    Arnold Pinnock
    Shawn Lawrence
    Karen Racicot
    Gail Maurice
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Alan Poon
  • editor
    Jordan O'Connor
  • music score
    Jordan O'Connor
  • sound recordist
    Mike Filippov
  • 1st assistant director
    Pazz Neglia
  • second unit cinematography
    Max Armstrong
  • 1st assistant camera
    Angela Chao
  • data management technician
    Max Armstrong
  • gaffer
    Bob Lyte
  • best boy electric
    Dylan Harrison
  • key grip
    Felipe Rodriguez
  • best boy grip
    Adam Landucci
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
    Scott Collins
  • production coordinator
    Sarah Arruda
    Kate Vollum
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • production assistant
    Eric Van Mil
    David Condotta
  • truck driver
    Stephen Sinclair
  • hair artist
    Seth Rossman
  • makeup artist
    Seth Rossman
  • hair assistant
    Jessica Felder
  • makeup assistant
    Jessica Felder
  • wardrobe
    Ruth Kavanaugh
  • production designer
    Leticia Luna
  • catering
    Joel Vollum
  • assistant editor
    Drew Stevenson
  • sound designer
    Jordan O'Connor
  • sound edit
    Grant Edmonds
  • mix
    Grant Edmonds
  • colourist
    Wade Odlum
  • colourist assistant
    Tricia Hagoriles
  • titles
    Rob Fisher
  • credits
    Rob Fisher
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
    Cyndi Forcand
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Derek Mazur
    Peter Strutt


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Ages 14 to 16

Diversity - Identity
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)

The job applicant self-identifies in a hiring situation and this can generate discussions about perceived privileges for candidates when employers target hire. Despite an ingrained pride in multiculturalism, one’s ancestral roots and allegiances are often contentious when addressing issues regarding Canadian identity. Since Canada is comprised of many cultural groups, how does this practice strengthen our sense of nationhood? Or does this weaken our sense of who we are?

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