“Who am I? That’s the question. Once you figure that out, everything can flow from there.”
Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story is a documentary short film that takes this question head on. Following the unique journey of Andrew Nemr – the son of Lebanese Christian immigrants, born in Canada, and grafted into the African American tradition of tap dance – the film unpacks the complexities of identity formation in a personal and engaging way.
Runtime: 24 minutes
Who is Andrew Nemr?
Andrew is a professional tap dancer who has a heart for teaching. Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew has performed, taught, and spoken internationally in theater, television, universities and public schools. His work has been acknowledged with a TED Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Without giving too much of the film away you can check out more of Andrew’s work here.
What is identity formation?
There are a plenty of frameworks and much research in the area of identity formation. The film takes a straightforward approach by identifying a number of areas of life that affect how we see ourselves – what we believe (faith), our relationships (social context), and the way we see ourselves acting (character).
Does the film come with educational material?
Yes! The film comes with two supplemental materials:
- A discussion handout with a series of questions designed to inspire conversation.
- A worksheet for participants to make their own list of identifiers and begin the process of deconstructing/reconstructing them.
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