HATERS ‘N BAITERS: THE CULTURE COLLISION / 2010
DANCE VIDEO / 5:42 MINUTES
“My parents are Indian and Armenian, I was born in England and I grew up in Saskatchewan. I always felt unique but paradoxically, I knew very little about my roots.”
Roger was eight years old when his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada. It was quite a culture shock. In London, he had many friends from various backgrounds but in Saskatoon, young Roger was the only minority child in his class. He was abruptly introduced to bullying and racism. Through rap, music and dance, Roger’s film won the Prix du Public at the Racines of Radio-Canada International‘s contest in April 2010.
Dancer / Roger Sinha / Director of photography / Zacharie Fay / Dancers / Marie-Pier Bazinet, Élise Bergeron, Tom Casey, Ghislaine Doté, Lisanne Goodhue, Marie-Ève Lafontaine, Elise Legrand, Krystel Pitre, Marie-Michèle Poissant, Laurence Ramsay, Amélie Valois, Jessica Viau & Roger Sinha / Rap / Roger Sinha / Camera assistant / Reda Enan / Video editing / Roger Sinha / Video postproduction / Fancis Hanneman / Music / Gurpeet Singh Chana / Audio editing and postproduction / Dino Giancola / Production coordination / Arnold Brookhuis
Sinha Danse thanks Véronique Fontaine (Diagramme Gestion Culturelle), Sylvie Leclerc (Société du Vieux Port de Montréal), Hyacinthe Bisson (Casino de Montréal), Ville de Montréal. Filmed in the Old Port of Montreal.