Across Cultures

Why did we come to Canada?

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This theme shows people talking about their decisions to immigrate to Canada. Many state that political and economic pressures were compelling.

A Scent of Mint

A Scent of Mint
2002, director: Pierre Sidaoui

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Filmmaker Pierre Sidaoui and his family left Lebanon in 1988. The narrator explains that they left by sea and were searching for peace at a time of civil war. Family photos and Lebanese music add to the story.