Welcome To Canada

USA | 2016 | 19 minutes | Adam Loften, Mary Fowles

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.

Mary Fowles is an award-winning filmmaker and writer based in Vancouver, Canada. She previously co-directed the feature film Taxi Casablanca.

  • Director: Adam Loften, Mary Fowles
  • 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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