Emilie Mannering, Carmine Pierre-Dufour
Canada
2018
11
minutes
English
spoken
No
subtitles

Events

April 8, 2019
10:00 am
Roundhouse Community Centre
Vancouver
April 8, 2019
11:45 am
Roundhouse Community Centre
Vancouver
April 12, 2019
10:00 am
Roundhouse Community Centre
Vancouver
April 12, 2019
10:00 am
Roundhouse Community Centre
Vancouver

Trailer

When confronted by the white girls in her ballet class, nine-year-old Mahalia is made to feel like an outsider. In an effort to improve her confidence before picture day, her mother takes her to a salon to have her hair straightened. It is the first time. When the other girls pressure her to join in their fun, it becomes clear that Mahalia isn’t like them.

Themes: racism, self-reflection, embracing yourself, bullying

Advisory: Deals with mature themes that may be upsetting for sensitive viewers.

 

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