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Reema, allers-retours

Reema, allers-retours

| 1 h 15 min

Documentaire personnel d’une jeune Canadienne aux prises avec des questions troublantes sur sa double identité. Entre une mère Canadienne qui, jusque-là, a été sa seule famille, et un père irakien qui, après seize ans de silence, veut connaître sa fille, Reema passe deux mois avec lui, en Jordanie. Le réalisateur épouse le point de vue de cette jeune fille sensible et pleine de contradictions propres à l'adolescence et à la nature humaine.


Credits
  • participation
    Reema Al-Khoja
    Elizabeth Stuart
    Tamara Al-Khoja
    Ali Al-Khoja
    Samia Al-Khoja
    Sami Al-Khoja
    Saadoun Al-Khoja
    Ghassan Al-Khoja
    Difaf Al-Khoja
  • direction
    Paul Émile d'Entremont
  • research
    Paul Émile d'Entremont
  • None
    Paul Émile d'Entremont
    Ali Reggab
    Lyne Taillon
    Karine Sévigny
  • location sound
    Georges Hannan
    Bruce LaPointe
  • picture editing
    Patricia Tassinari
  • sound editing
    Esther Auger
  • sound mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • music recording studio
    Daniel Toussaint
  • sound effects creation
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • post-sync effects recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • digitizing
    Denis Gathelier
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • technical support - digital editing
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • digital imaging
    Louise Overy
  • script advisor
    Diane Poitras
  • translation
    Robert Chidiac
    Claude Dallaire
  • subtitling
    Claude Dallaire
  • supplementary footage
    Kent Nason
    Paul Émile d'Entremont
    Glenn Walton
    Reema Al-Khoja
  • photography assistance
    Mohamed Mohessin
  • driver
    Salameh A Tartouri
    Saleh Abdelyaman
  • supervision for additional music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
  • administration
    Johanne Dubuc
    Colette Allain
  • administrative team
    Mélanie LeBlanc
    Marie-Josée Lavoie
    Christine Aubé
  • technical coordination
    Brigitte Sénéchal
    Andrée Delagrave
  • delegate producer
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon
  • producer
    Jacques Turgeon

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Education

Ages 14 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
Diversity - Identity
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage

Have a class discussion on Elizabeth's decision to leave Iraq with only one daughter. Students could also respond with a journal entry. Compare women's role in society in North America and in Iraq. What are the differences? Invite a Muslim woman to come in and speak to the class about a woman's role in Iraq (expectations concerning jobs, family, etc.). Do you think that if Reema had been more educated from a young age about her Iraqi culture she would not be so judgemental about certain aspects of it? Before assigning the following project, bring students' attention to this website where a comparison of eastern and western cultures and beliefs are compared. Group students and have them research an eastern culture then present their findings.

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