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ROTI

What to know: Homecoming is around the corner and Sarah needs a dress.
ROTI is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
11 minutes
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ARIELLA KHAN
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ROTI is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
I enjoyed Roti because it shows typical teenager behaviors as Sarah and Henry have their own opinions. Henry is trying to keep secret his bad report card. Sarah is frustrated with her dress and wanting to wear what she wants.

The story is about the upcoming homecoming and Sarah wanting to have a dress of her style but her mom has a different opinion. After taking her mind off the dress while drumming and chatting with Henry, she changes her attitude towards the dress.

The story portrays the mind of teenagers perfectly. When Sarah sees the dress that her mother sews for her, she says that it is ugly and wants her own style. Later on, after having a meal with Henry, Sarah had a different view about the dress. This aptly shows how most teenagers fluctuate between opinions quickly. The camera work is well done. For example, after the trio (Sarah, Sarah's mom and Henry) have lunch and go practice drumming, Henry�s sarcasm is well displayed when he talks about his bad report card and he portrays a lighthearted mood despite knowing it is a bad thing. Later, when they are cooking the pita bread, there is a close up shot of the pita bread showing the fully cooked pita, which can intrigue some cooking enthusiasts. The locations include a foreign market, the house. I like seeing them shop at te foreign food market because it shows the traditional values that the previous generation holds. The house, which is well organized and clean, is something I also like as it gives a clean look. I dislike that there are not a lot of details shown at the market as it only focuses on aisles, which makes it not stand out from any supermarket. The background music is mostly upbeat music, which makes the upcoming homecoming feel exciting. The drumming is also upbeat, which serves effectively as a transition from the previous scenes, which started with Henry invited for lunch at Sarah's house. It displays that positive things will occur, such as Sarah accepting the dress. The actors are well selected for their roles. My favorite part is when Sarah realizes that the dress is really good even though she made so many negative comments about it.

The message of the film is you have to accept parts of your identity.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. REviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

I enjoyed Roti because it shows typical teenager behaviors as Sarah and Henry have their own opinions. Henry is trying to keep secret his bad report card. Sarah is frustrated with her dress and wanting to wear what she wants.

The story is about the upcoming homecoming and Sarah wanting to have a dress of her style but her mom has a different opinion. After taking her mind off the dress while drumming and chatting with Henry, she changes her attitude towards the dress.

The story portrays the mind of teenagers perfectly. When Sarah sees the dress that her mother sews for her, she says that it is ugly and wants her own style. Later on, after having a meal with Henry, Sarah had a different view about the dress. This aptly shows how most teenagers fluctuate between opinions quickly. The camera work is well done. For example, after the trio (Sarah, Sarah's mom and Henry) have lunch and go practice drumming, Henry's sarcasm is well displayed when he talks about his bad report card and he portrays a lighthearted mood despite knowing it is a bad thing. Later, when they are cooking the pita bread, there is a close up shot of the pita bread showing the fully cooked pita, which can intrigue some cooking enthusiasts. The locations include a foreign market, the house. I like seeing them shop at te foreign food market because it shows the traditional values that the previous generation holds. The house, which is well organized and clean, is something I also like as it gives a clean look. I dislike that there are not a lot of details shown at the market as it only focuses on aisles, which makes it not stand out from any supermarket. The background music is mostly upbeat music, which makes the upcoming homecoming feel exciting. The drumming is also upbeat, which serves effectively as a transition from the previous scenes, which started with Henry invited for lunch at Sarah's house. It displays that positive things will occur, such as Sarah accepting the dress. The actors are well selected for their roles. My favorite part is when Sarah realizes that the dress is really good even though she made so many negative comments about it.

The message of the film is you have to accept parts of your identity.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

Homecoming is around the corner and Sarah needs a dress. Though she has the perfect one in mind, her mother insists it is too short and takes it upon herself to sew up a solution. With the help of some sick beats, fresh roti and a well-meaning but overlooked classmate Henry, Sarah finds the beauty in the different parts of her identity.
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