The Embassy of Canada in France, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM France), is proud to organize this evening as part of the 4th edition of the Global Migration Film Festival.
Screening followed by a debate in the presence of Olivia Casari, director of the film Asma and Mohamed Souleyman Ibrahim, actor of the film Asma.
HARU’S NEW YEAR, by Alice Shin (2018, Canada)
English/Japanese, with English subtitles, 19 min
New year, new country, new school. Haru has a lot to adjust to in Canada, let alone figuring out how to make new friends while still missing the ones she left behind in Japan. Haru’s New Year’ is a short film about isolation, solitude and hope in a new land.
ASMA, by Kalian Lo, Olivia Casiri and Dominique Casiri (2019, France)
French/Arabic, with French subtitles, 38 min
ASMA, which means “listening” in Arabic, traces the exile of seven young refugees from Sudan to Châtellerault, France. The directors wanted to make the voices of these men who fled the hell of war and who are now asking for asylum to be heard. Always with modesty, sometimes in poetry, Adam and his friends show their sufferings but also their joy punctuated by hopes and disappointments.