“Who am I? That’s the question. Once you figure that out, everything can flow from there.”
Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story is a dynamic documentary short film that journeys with international tap dance artist Andrew Nemr. Following the his unique journey – 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.
Are you a leader of a small group, classroom, or large gathering? This film is a great way to open up the conversation of identity in an entertaining way. With study guides, available pre-recorded Q&A sessions, and live Q&A and performance options, Identity can spark dynamic conversations about who we are.
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 has many options for supplemental materials including:
- Discussion guides
- Pre-recorded Q&A with Andrew and Jonathan Cipiti (Director)
- Theological reflection by Makoto Fujimura
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