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There We Are: Those Young People Who Live Without Compromise

There We Are: Those Young People Who Live Without Compromise

About 5 years ago, Jordan Dubuis and Anne-Lovely Etienne had the idea to break away from youth fiction through a TV documentary magazine. This summer, they’re shooting for We got therea project for Unis TV that is close to their hearts, because they can meet young people from Quebec and the rest of Canada who they would like to be role models for.

“When we were teenagers, we didn’t have inspiring role models. We had nothing around,” says Jordan Dupuy, one of the creators and animators, but also the show’s content producer.

A homophobic victim and having to deal with an eating disorder, Jordan Dupuy will host this show with Anne Lovely-Etienne, who has struggled with racism, and Vanessa Dumuchel, “the girl who assumes ‘weirdness’ and her physical diversity.”

firmly rooted in the reality of 2022, We got there He confronted the manager in question with some of his own biases and concerns.

Immersion, interview and challenge

Among other things, he met a 16-year-old who underwent a mastectomy, but, unlike him, he easily reveals changes in his body on social networks. So he was so inspired, he even went so far as to act alongside him on a photoshoot.

“There is a desire to understand the new generation, its motivations, to be inspired by it, and to do a process of ‘hand-over’ to the generations,” Jordan says.

Each episode of the magazine will include an immersive experience, interview and challenge. The sport-specific game will revolve around the women’s “full contact” roller derby, introduce the Quebec Wheelchair Basketball team to the Bulldogs and give the floor to the province’s youngest cheerleader.

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The originality that stems from the young people they meet is a character trait Jordan admires.

“These guys are relentless. They don’t interact with the older generations, they don’t care. They just arrived. I was trying to talk about transphobia with the 16-year-old, but he didn’t have it. There are four trans at his school , in Sherbrooke, with the LGBT Committee. »

great power

Through this show, he wants to create a dialogue between generations and hopes that today’s youth will be able to recognize the power of the group they possess.

“We want young people to remember that they are vectors of change and that they are not alone. What makes them unique is their strength. This is what will take them further.”

Team We got there Filmed for several more weeks. The show’s 10 30-minute episodes will be presented next spring by Unis TV. A podcast series and digital capsules will enhance the show.