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Lettres d’amour et de guerre: “human voices with a capital H” au Centre Pompidou

by Sabrina Mathews The Centre Pompidou in Paris included my film, Lettres d’amour et de guerre (A time of love and war), as part of their programming for Le mois de la documentaire in November 2014. The theme was “war letters” and the films address conflicts from the First World War through WWII, Vietnam, Algeria, …read more

Lettres d’amour et de guerre de Sabrina Mathews à Paris

Lettres d’amour et de guerre de Sabrina Mathews sera présenté le vendredi 21 novembre, 20h, au Cinéma de la Bibliothèque, Centre Pompidou à Paris en présence de la réalisatrice. Le film est présenté dans le cadre du Cycle de films documentaires: Lettres d’un Temps de guerre (du 7 au 27 novembre 2014). Lettres d’amour et …read more

Honour your word at Planet in Focus Festival, Toronto

Friends in GTA, Honour your word has been selected at the Planet in focus festival (November 6-9, 2014). HYW will screen November 7 at 3pm in the Nat Taylor Theatre, York University (Steeles/Keele). Director Martha Stiegman will be present for Q&A session following the screening. Amis-es de Toronto, Tenez votre parole a été sélectionné au …read more






Bledi, This is Our Home


A film by Malcolm Guy and Eylem Kaftan

Documentary, 53 min
Original version: French (Bledi, mon pays est ici)
English subtitles (Bledi, This is Our Home)

Producer: Lucie Pageau
© 2006 Productions Multi-Monde

Official Website

Summary
Fleeing their war-torn homeland, forty thousand Algerians come to Montreal, Quebec in the 1990’s. Many are refused refugee status and are not allowed to study or work normally. Years go by, children are born and Canada becomes home. Then comes 911. Deportations begin.

The “non-status Algerians” decide to fight to stay in Canada. Bledi, This is Our Home follows some of the key actors in a roller-coaster of direct actions, lobbying efforts, victories and setbacks. For the first time in Canadian history, the tradition of sanctuary is violated when Mohamed Cherfi is dragged out of a Quebec City church… then tossed in a U.S. jail. Dramatic and personal, Bledi, This is Our Home raises crucial questions about Canada’s refugee policies and its treatment of Muslims and Arabs.

Excerpt

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