This year’s lineup for the World Community Film Festival includes films that focus on identity and inclusion, among other topics.
What Are You? (20 min) is a revealing documentary where 11 people with a range of backgrounds discuss what it is like being of mixed racial heritage within the context of North America. Each of the participants presents their unique outlook on growing up and the challenges they’ve faced in their lives.
No two experiences are identical when speaking about their journey of how each person came to perceive themselves. Many speak of the difference between how they saw themselves versus how the world at large treated them. There are several instances of being “othered” by friends and relatives alike, or how seeds of doubt were planted at childhood to disrupt their sense of self. The interviewees voice unique concerns about acceptance, culture and society, and how even their own self-identification undergoes shifts.
The festival runs virtually from Feb. 5-13.
For tickets and a full program guide, visit worldcommunity.ca/film-festival