WELCOME TO CANADA

Directed by ADAM LOFTEN, MARY FOWLES

DIRECTOR

ADAM LOFTEN, MARY FOWLES

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

19 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH, ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ABOUT THE FILM

This short film tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014. After fleeing torture and imprisonment by the Assad regime, he is rebuilding his life. Mohammed counsels newly-arrived Syrian refugee families with the same Vancouver-based NGO that aided him during his own resettlement process. Like Mohammed, these families have left loved ones behind and are struggling to adapt to a new land, finding resilience and hope for a new beginning. And like thousands of other newly resettled refugees, Mohammed is also striving to bring his family to safety in Canada.

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