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A woman, forced to leave her home in Syria, contemplates a new life in Canada.

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Writer/director/producer: Rami Katz

Filmmaker’s statement

I believe this is a timely film to screen because we need to continue the important dialogue regarding the Syrian refugee crisis, and create a sense of awareness and understanding for the new Syrian families who are living here in Canada and starting new lives.

About Rami Katz

Rami Katz

Rami Katz is a Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC.

He is currently pursuing his MFA in film production at the University of British Columbia and, for his thesis project, is making a documentary on the life and work of Jack O’Dell, an influential figure within the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Rami was selected to participate at the 2015 RIDM Talent Lab, and received the H. Norman Lidster Prize in documentary filmmaking from UBC in addition to scholarships from the BC Arts Council and Creative BC.

His short documentary Fish Soup recently screened at the 2016 Toronto Jewish Film Festival and is being distributed by the Winnipeg Film Group.

An Exploration of Light, his previous film, won the Reel 13 Short Film Competition in 2016 and subsequently aired on THIRTEEN, PBS’ flagship station in New York.

Rami holds a BFA in film from Simon Fraser University.

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