Welcome to Canada

Welcome to Canada

| 1 h 26 min

This feature drama tells the story of the illegal landing of a boatload of Southeast Asians on Canada's east coast in 1986. Based on an actual incident, the film follows 8 Sri Lankan Tamils who find temporary sanctuary in an isolated outport in Newfoundland after being rescued from certain death at sea by a group of fishermen. A warm portrayal of an unusual encounter between 2 cultures worlds apart.

  • director
    John N. Smith
  • producer
    Sam Grana
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale
  • associate producer
    Paul Pope
  • script
    Sam Grana
    John N. Smith
  • photography
    David De Volpi
    Roger Martin
    K. Shanmuganathan
    Martin Duckworth
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
    Roshan S. Perera
  • editing
    John N. Smith
    Martial Éthier
    Sam Grana
  • sound editing
    Raymond Vermette
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
    Don Walsh
    Dave Panting
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • music
    Sridas Sivasambo
    Vasudevan Govindarajan
    Himmat Shinhat
    Anandprasad Pathanjali
    Gordon Quinton
    John Lacey
    Boyd Norman
    Charlotte Bradley
  • cast
    Charlene Bruff
    Madonna Hawkins
    Nirmalan Masilamany
    Anandprasad Pathanjali
    Beverly Power
    Francis Power
    Rosie Power
    Kumar Singam Nadarajah
    Murugesu Sivanesan
    Sinnakili Baskaran

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  • NFB_Moderator

    @dpotash -- The movie is fiction, not a documentary, but it is inspired by this story: http://bit.ly/1tz6vKR

    NFB_Moderator, 5 Sep 2014
  • dpotash

    Great movie. Moving, but what happened after?

    dpotash, 4 Sep 2014
  • gormezano

    Very Nice movie. I've saw from Barcelona, Spain.

    gormezano, 23 Apr 2012

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