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This selection showcases the impact of race, immigration status and caste on young people following their dreams and pursuing their interests

For Ages 11-14 | 71 minutes | Presented in English and original languages with English subtitles

Themes: Facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, discrimination, identity, peer pressure, awakenings, religion, tradition, untouchables

This program contains: Mature language

The Girl with the Accent

Leaving Ethiopia at a time of great strife, the narrator recounts her experiences as an immigrant in America. It can be difficult fitting in, learning a new language, and attempting to assimilate while also retaining one's own roots. Looking back as a mother with children, the narrator now has to consider the implications of raising a Black child in America, a country dealing with racism and systemic oppression through its institutions.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Arab Emirates
  • Premiere
    Chicago Premiere
  • Note
    THEMES: Perseverance, Facing Challenges, Peer Pressure, Overcome Obstacles/Adversity
  • Director
    Nadia Durry
  • Screenwriter
    Nadia Durry
  • Producer
    Nadia Durry