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The Space Between uses the story of Montine and Omar as a way to explore much larger issues of intolerance, prejudice and discrimination. We see Omar repeatedly being treated differently because of his ethnicity and religion at various points throughout the film. Some of the specific issues raised include:

Prejudice and Discrimination

Prejudice and Discrimination

Prejudice is a preconceived judgment or irrational opinion for or against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics or community.

Discrimination is an action or behavior made in favor of or against someone based on something about them- for example their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, political beliefs, physical or mental disability, etc. – instead of on their merit.

Bullying

Bullying

Bullying is repeated verbal, physical or emotional harassment intended to inflict harm. Bullying may seem relatively harmless, but it can easily become much more violent and fosters a climate of intolerance.

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Religious Tolerance

Religious Tolerance

Religious tolerance is accepting that others have the right to hold and practice their beliefs, no matter what their religion. The First Amendment supports the right of an individual or group to worship — or not to worship — as they choose.

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