Follow us on
Passing It Down
Two impactful, real life stories illustrate the harsh truth of racism, oppression and prejudice that is still relevant in Canada.
Canada as a nation, is known for is vast nature, peacekeeping and overall, being a vibrant cultural mosaic. However, it is only now that Canadians are looking back at its dark history of racism. Minority groups, such as the Black and Latino communities often face heavy racial discrimination, especially in the GTA.
Victor "Henry" Ramirez (46) and Rohan Godfrey (53) now live two very different lives respectively but experienced similar hardships growing up. The stories they have told reflect the problems they had to face while living in an intolerant society. A society that hasn't changed much even today. Now their son/stepson, Noah Godfrey (21), is experiencing similar types of racial discrimination that his parents faced previously.
Passing It Down depicts how visible minorities are victims of those in authority. Through heartbreaking stories of being choked out and the teachers doing nothing about it or being accused of dealing drugs by the principal and police. Their stories of racial discrimination and prejudice are unfortunately being passed down to the younger generations of Canada.
Behind the Scenes