Across Cultures

Who are we? What can we become?

About this theme

This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.

The Tree That Remembers

The Tree That Remembers
2002, director: Masoud Raouf

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Shokoufeh, imprisoned for eight years in Iran, struggles to reconcile her difficult past with her identity as a Canadian. The young woman shows the director, Masoud Raouf, how to recreate, for the film set, the isolation boxes that were used for prisoners. She is also shown in her daily life as a Canadian student.