From Far Away

This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek a quieter and safer life, although memories of war and death linger, memories that are awakened when the children at her new school prepare for a scary Halloween. From Far Away speaks to the power within us all to adapt like Saoussan and to welcome a newcomer.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

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Film Credits

director
Shira Avni
animation
Shira Avni
director
Serene El-haj Daoud
animation
Serene El-haj Daoud
producer
Michael Fukushima
script
Sugith Varughese
editing
Gordon Hashimoto
sound editing
Jean-Baptiste Roger
sound design
Normand Roger
music
Normand Roger
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
voice
Jesse Vinet

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