Welcome To Canada

USA | 2016 | 19 minutes | Adam Loften

A young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada helps newly arriving refugee families resettle there and reclaim hope in the process.

Director Biography

Adam Loften is a director, editor, cinematographer, and producer for short documentary films that highlight pressing social and environmental issues. His work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

  • Director: Adam Loften
  • Principal Cast: Mohammed Alsaleh
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA, Canada
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 19 minutes
  • Producer: Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Mary Fowles
  • Screenplay: Adam Loften
  • Cinematographers: Adam Loften
  • Editors: Adam Loften
  • Music: Matthew Atticus Berger
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Format: Digital File (.MOV)

This film is playing as a part of ShortsFest Closing Night

SIFF'S annual celebration of the short subject finishes off with a dynamically varied program examining the breezy joy and tremendous complexity found in the best short films.

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