Colours From Outer Space is an independent Canadian documentary film that tackles the notions of race, racism and multiculturalism through the stories of Montreal's citizens and its various cultural community leaders.
The film is unique with its candid direction and narration (by George Karkour, a Syrian-Canadian filmmaker), its depiction of Canada’s vibrant diversity and its dance scenes and artistic performance pieces.
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Voice-Overs: Race is a rather large notion to explore! But here's the keyword: it's a notion... It's a concept... It's a human construct.
In our history of existence, we have found ways to categorize other humans into groups, may they be ethnic belonging, religious affiliation and most visible of it all, skin colour.
This is a film that doesn’t mind using the F-word. It’s a documentary that dips its toes into the meaning of race relations and the diverse cultural and religious communities that comprise us. It lends a microphone to the voices we don’t often hear.
Racism is not a completely different conversation, but one that’s equally complex. Do we live in a post-racial world? And why do Black Lives Matter?
Academics refer to Islamophobia and Antisemitism as forms of racism for example, even though Islam and Judaism are religions, right? So to investigate race relations in our society, one must then examine everyone involved in the equation.
What can everyone learn about everyone? Tune in!