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'Welcome to Canada'

Nov 21, 2016 | 570 videos
Video by Adam Loften, Mary Fowles, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Mohammed Alsaleh was born in Hasakeh, Syria, in what he describes as a diverse and accepting town. While he was finishing his medical studies in Syria, the war began. Alsaleh faced torture and imprisonment by the Assad regime, and was ultimately granted asylum in Canada. “It's really hard to explain the reality on the ground in Syria,” he says in this short film. “Syrians are just caught up in the middle of this nonsense and chaos.” His new life in Vancouver includes assisting newly-arrived Syrian refugee families resettle, find new homes, and begin again.

Welcome to Canada was produced by Adam Loften, Mary Fowles, and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee of Go Project Films.

Author: Nadine Ajaka

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