The new film intertwines the coming-out stories, and challenges, of three South Asian youth from the LGBTQ community.

Award-winning documentary gives voice to South Asian LGBTQ community

A new documentary, “Emergence,” came together as one South Asian youth struggled with homelessness after being disowned by his South Asian family for being gay. The film tells the stories of three such individuals, including the producer.

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Racial bullying in schools result of ‘whitewashed history’

Findings from a recent study indicate that despite being taught multicultural values and inclusion at school, racial and ethnic bullying in Canadian schools prevails. Experts say it has to do with the lack of education on Canada’s history with racism and white supremacy. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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Pandemic Affecting Mental Health of BIPOC Children

As parents battle with ongoing lockdown, the mental health of BIPOC children is increasingly affected. Lack of physical boundaries between home, school and social activities create further mental stress. NCM reporter, Sedanah Qwai, speaks to healthcare practitioners to see how lives have changed over the past year for children and young adults.

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It’s Never Too Early to Stand Up Against Racism

In honour of the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCM reporter Daniela Cohen talks to two anti-racism activists about how their struggles growing up inspired them to raise more awareness and how this has helped them in their own healing. This is the second piece in a two-part series on youth leaders from diverse communities who are taking a stand against racism.

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