Literacy Now

Regent Park Video Workshop

1986, 27:00 minutes, colour, English


In Toronto, one out of four people are functionally illiterate. Most are from low-income backgrounds. Literacy is more than ABC's; it's being able to travel the subway, fill out a job application, fight an unfair contract. Interviews with parents, school children, literacy workers and students underline this fact, and touch upon the school system, governments, and racism as aspects of the literacy issue.

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