HOME: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland & Labrador

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Screening, Panel Discussion, Reception

Theatre at The Rooms

Produced by the Association for New Canadians in collaboration with filmmakers Conor McCann and Rodrigo Iniguez, HOME presents familiar local images, scenes, and recognizable landmarks alongside the ever-changing cultural landscape of modern day Newfoundland and Labrador. Exploring overarching themes of language, community, culture, and work, this 30-minute documentary features firsthand accounts of arrival, integration, and settlement in St. John’s, Gander, Corner Brook, and Labrador City.

Building on the grassroots documentary work of UNSEEN featured in The Overcast in 2016, interviewees Omar (Syria), Amira (Egypt), Saleh (Iraq), Mo (Syria), Najwa (Iraq), George (Myanmar), German (Philippines), Moody (Egypt), and Lisa (Zimbabwe) discuss the opportunities and challenges of adapting to life in the province from the perspectives of student, parent, worker, professional, refugee, and new Canadian.

This official launch event will include a screening of the film and a 45-minute panel discussion facilitated in partnership with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador and hosted by Prajwala Dixit, engineer and journalist. A catered reception in the Level 2 lobby will follow. Admission is free.

This event is proudly sponsored by IOC Rio Tinto.

Watch the trailer.