Across Cultures

How does integration challenge us?

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This theme explores some of the economic and social challenges faced by members of cultural communities in Canada.

When Strangers Re-Unite

When Strangers Re-Unite
1999, director: Florchita Bautista, Marie Boti

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Filipino immigrants Roderick and his parents talk about their difficulties in Canada. After a long separation from his parents, Roderick, a teenager, had a hard time adjusting to new expectations in Montreal. His lack of French made school so hard for him that he had to drop out. He also states that he is influenced by racism, violence and drugs.