Seuls

Paul Tom
2021 - Documentary - 82 min

Homegrown cinema


Seuls

country:
Canada (Quebec)
language:
French and English
subtitles:
French

Every year, hundreds of children are forced to leave their parents behind, flee their own countries, and seek asylum in Canada. Seuls uses both animated and filmed real-life scenes to tell the stories of three such children: Afshin, who fled Iran 35 years ago; Alain, who fled Burundi 15 years ago; and Patricia, who left Uganda just a few months ago. Filmmaker Paul Tom returns with an illuminating and touching feature-length documentary: a diverse, historical perspective on an experience that exists in multiple forms. With characteristic sensitivity and engagement, he explores the complex issues surrounding people in exile and their reception in host countries. — RIDM


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