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School's Out!

Directed by Lynne Fernie
Canada, 1996 (animation / documentary, 25 minutes, colour, English)
School's Out!
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"Washroom graffiti, protest buttons and music by popular alternative band The Breeders punctuate often funny, always intelligent and honest observations about sexuality and sexual orientation by acclaimed writer Jane Rule and five Canadian youth active in confronting homophobia in high schools. TEACH members talk about their lives and their classroom visits, provoking discussion about homophobia and sexism in today's school yards. Against a backdrop of newspaper headlines that reflect society's changing attitudes toward homosexuality since the 1950s, Jane Rule contributes her wisdom and insight about sexuality, and situates the lives and activism of today's youth in an historical context. School's Out! is intended to provoke discussion about sexuality, sexual orientation, homophobia and sexism amongst high school and college students."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Rina Fraticelli
Participants: Jane Rule, Suzanne Anderson, Elmer Bagares, Melanie Cameron, Alison Dover, Emmanuelle Pantin
Film Editing: Celest Natale
Music: Kathryn Moses, The Breeders
Production Company: Great Jane Productions
(sources)

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