TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - 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:
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
SOURCE: Canadian Race Relations Foundation
For further information:
For comments, contact: Rubin Friedman, spokesperson for the CRRF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-403-8526.