19 Days
19 Days

19 Days

2016  |  26 Min

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  • Cast: Asha Siad, Roda Siad
  • Awards: Kathleen Shannon Award & Best Documentary (Social/Political) - Yorkton Film Festival 2017
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At the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in Calgary, families arrive from conflict-hit nations like Syria, Tanzania and Iraq as they migrate to Canada. Displaced from their roots, immigrants are taught all aspects of Canadian society within 19 days before they are sent out into the city. While some families are learning English, some are experiencing their first-ever snowfall, but they are all feeling a mix of amusement, uncertainty and relief after fleeing their troubled homelands in this slice-of-life short documentary about refugee settlement.

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