Reema, There and Back

Filmmaker Paul Émile d'Entremont's documentary presents Reema, a lively and sensitive young girl confronted with difficult questions about her identity. After spending the first 16 years of her life with her Canadian mother, Reema re-connects with her Iraqi father by spending 2 months with him in Jordan. On returning home to Nova Scotia, she realizes she will always have a double identity, and that it is both a burden and a treasure.

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Filmmaker Paul Émile d'Entremont's documentary presents Reema, a lively and sensitive young girl confronted with difficult questions about her identity. After spending the first 16 years of her life with her Canadian mother, Reema re-connects with her Iraqi father by spending 2 months with him in Jordan. On returning home to Nova Scotia, she realizes she will always have a double identity, and that it is both a burden and a treasure.

— Damien Robitaille

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Film Credits

participation
Reema Al-Khoja
Elizabeth Stuart
Tamara Al-Khoja
Ali Al-Khoja
Samia Al-Khoja
Sami Al-Khoja
Saadoun Al-Khoja
Difaf Al-Khoja
research
Paul Émile d'Entremont
script
Paul Émile d'Entremont
direction
Paul Émile d'Entremont
cinematography
Ali Reggab
sound recording
Georges Hannan
Bruce LaPointe
editing
Patricia Tassinari
sound editing
Esther Auger
mixing
Shelley Craig
original music
Daniel Toussaint
sound effects
Stéphane Cadotte
producer
Jacques Turgeon

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