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Olivia, a young tap-dancer and her uncle, Amir, an actor, struggle with what it means to be Middle-Eastern-American and artists in today's racially divided world.

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Evan
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Cat
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Amir
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Marcus
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Olivia
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Jason
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Kim Villagante ...
Casey

Directed by

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Kyra Zagorsky

Written by

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Kyra Zagorsky ... ()

Produced by

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Paul Armstrong ... executive producer
Alicia Bernbaum ... associate producer
Julie Bruns ... associate producer
Janene Carleton ... associate producer
Mathew Gilroy ... associate producer
Stephanie Halber ... co-producer
Robin Nielsen ... producer
Patrick Sabongui ... producer
Kristyn Stilling ... co-producer
Danielle Stott-Roy ... producer

Music by

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Oleksa Lozowchuk

Cinematography by

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Josh Knepper

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Daniel Boileau
Josh Knepper

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Ryan Schroeder ... colorist

Costume Design by

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Kathi Moore

Makeup Department

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Sogol Aragi ... key makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robin Nielsen ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Jen Peterson ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Siddharth Sadashiv ... boom operator (as Siddarth Sadashiv)
Amir Shehata ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Wendy D. ... still photographer
Mark Halliday ... still photographer
James Healey ... key grip
Foojan Nixie Shabrang ... second assistant camera (as Fojan Shabrang)
Jay Stushnoff ... first assistant camera

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Mariana Hulsen ... wardrobe assistant
Toni Markakis ... wardrobe assistant

Other crew

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Ana Oparnica Sebal ... script supervisor
Lilian Sue ... unit publicist

Thanks

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Nadia DiMofte ... the producers wish to thank
Raresh DiMofte ... the producers wish to thank

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Plot Summary

Olivia, a young tap dancer and her uncle Amir, an actor, struggle with what it means to be Middle-Eastern American and artists in today's racially divided world. The film bounces back and forth between an impassioned young girl performing a dramatic interpretive dance number on stage, and an actor struggling with a life-changing career decision. Olivia has a big dance recital and she wants her uncle to be there, but Amir won't be able to make it because he has booked a huge part on a major film - it could be a game changer. One morning, as Amir is getting his niece and nephew to school, a man verbally attacks them on public transit calling them terrorists. Olivia and her little brother, Jason, are shocked and confused because as Canadian-born citizens they never realized until this moment that they were seen as different. Amir discovers how deep Islamophobia runs in this city: no one on the bus is willing to help or stand up for them. Suppressing his own inner turmoil, Amir does his best to comfort the kids and let it go, but the incident stays with them: Who am I? Why do people see me differently? How do I want them to see us? Excited for his first day on set, Amir sits in the make-up trailer trying to ignore the subtle racism surrounding him as they prepare him to play AL FAYED - the lead terrorist in the film. Meanwhile, Olivia uses the experience as inspiration to create a dance number dedicated to her uncle. The day of her recital finally arrives and Amir is sorry he has to miss it for his gig. He is faced with a career changing decision: If he goes through with playing this role he is guilty of perpetuating the stereotype. In honor of her uncle, Olivia's piece is titled "The Prince", which translates to 'Amir' in Arabic. Written by Life Force Films Media Dept.

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