Who am I? : Some Canadian students react to a rather blunt question.

 

Toronto, June 27 2013 - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation today announced the winners of its National Video Competition titled "Who am I?" geared towards high school youths across Canada, conducted from September 2012 to March 2013. The competition asked participants to consider the multi-faith aspect of Canada, and consider the issues youth of different faiths might face. In particular the competition wanted the winning entries to get across the message that "no matter what our faith, we are all Canadian".

 

Rubin Friedman, spokesperson for the CRRF noted that, "it is important for all Canadians regardless of faith or origin to understand the underpinnings of our common Citizenship, such as mutual respect, freedom, democracy and the rule of law. These videos show how young people formulate the message of mutual respect and call us to put this value into effect."

 

A jury panel consisting of representatives from faith organizations, media production groups, documentary film makers, and CRRF Board of Directors, selected 5 winning videos based on content, effectiveness of message, and production quality. The winning entries receive a prize and a certificate. In addition, the CRRF is looking into the possibility of airing two of the five winning entries as Public Service Announcements on several TV stations across Canada.

The following are You Tube links to the 5 winning entries:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWo7zrKFzr8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YVC7_XRMsQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BZQCVvsQTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtBIDEphqyQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbIcRtZwyjY

 

For further information on the Interfaith & Belonging Project and/or the National Video Competition (including entries and jury members) please visit the CRRF website: www.crrf-fcrr.ca

 

For comments, contact: Rubin Friedman, spokesperson for the CRRF at rfriedman@crrf-fcrr.ca or 647-403-8526.