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Breaking Boundaries: From Guatemala to Canada. How we share similarities, regardless of location.

Item

Title

Breaking Boundaries: From Guatemala to Canada. How we share similarities, regardless of location.

Rights

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Type

Moving image.

Creator

Lora Yurdakul

Date

1980s, 2010s

Description

In this portrait, Juan Carlos Parada explains his definition of culture and provides his audience with anecdotal references to create a vibrant portrayal of his cultural background. Reminiscing on his immigration to Canada, Juan Carlos tackles the hardships of being a minority experienced by both himself and his parents. He points out his core belief of how although each culture may have superficial differences, once one looks past those differences, every individual has similarities that bring them together. In addition, Juan Carlos opens up about misconceptions associated with his culture, based on his own experiences, and concludes his story with ways to overcome stigmas. In conclusion, although Juan Carlos narrates this story through his own experiences, this portrait is one that can resonate with many people once they seek to look past differences.

Format

Video

Language

English

Publisher

Bridging Classroom and Community: Languages and Cultures in Action, Western University, Fall 2019

Contributor

Juan Carlos Parada, a member of the London Hispanic Community.

Extent

8:09

Identifier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsYbeqR2iMk&feature=youtu.be

Relation

"IsPartOf" Hispanic Collection.

Rights Holder

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Subject

Hardships of immigrants and cultural misconceptions.