A Scent of Mint

This short documentary recounts filmmaker Pierre Sidaoui’s immigration journey from the small Lebanese town of Abey to Montreal, the city he now calls home. Sidaoui had a carefree childhood, but civil war forced him and his family to flee Lebanon in 1982, the first in a series of moves that would ultimately separate him from his parents, brother and sisters. Two decades later, Sidaoui pauses to reflect. His precious family photos, carefully kept in a shoebox, bring forth a flood of memories - of family, landscapes, music and war. A touching meditation on the pursuit of happiness and the immigrant experience.

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Film Credits

director
Pierre Sidaoui
cinematography
François Vincelette
editing
Dominique Sicotte
music
Ganesh Anandan
voice
Arthur Holden
Manuel Tadros
producer
Éric Michel
location sound
Richard Lavoie
sound editing
André Chaput
voice
Agnès Sidaoui
Orlando Arriagada
Mario Bourassa
Ryofa Chung
Richard Cliche
Kathleen Fee
Geoffrey Mitchell
Wajdi Mouawad
Chaz Oliver
Ghada Bou Merhi Sidaoui
Joe Sidaoui
Anthony Sidaoui
foley
Lise Wedlock
re-recording
Jean Paul Vialard

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