The documentary film “Colour Me” will be screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Saturday, February, 18th at 7pm for FREE!
In the Toronto suburb of Brampton black youth are growing up with middle-class lives but ghetto dreams, immersing themselves in the outlaw fantasies of hip-hop culture as they try to form their identities. Into this emotional cauldron steps Anthony McLean, a dedicated, passionate teacher who leads motivational workshops in a Brampton high school, working with six young people to expand their ideas of what it means to be black. McLean is an apt tutor because he struggles with his own sense of black identity, having grown up biracial and attended schools where he and his brother were highly visible minorities. Director Sherien Barsoum brings a polished style and a sensitive eye to this engaging documentary, capturing the remarkable human alchemy as McLean coaxes his high-schoolers from put-on bravado into the riskier terrain of adulthood.
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