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Across The Line

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Across The Line was inspired by the 1989 Cole Harbour District High School race riots, in which an estimated fifty black and white students got into a brawl after a snowball fight got ugly. That sounds cutesy and Canadian, but it was a really big deal during a time in Canada’s history where racial tensions between low-income black students and poor white students came on the heels of two shooting deaths of black citizens by white police officers. Across The Line follows a black hockey player who’s poised for a professional career but could be derailed by his brother’s criminal activities, his crush on a girl with a white boyfriend, and growing racial tensions at school.

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