Learning Again in Almonte, a MMPL local partner organization, presents Passage to Freedom, a 2022 Canadian documentary film, directed by Sheila Petzold on Friday, October 27, from 7-9pm, Almonte branch.
Passage to Freedom describes firsthand the dire conditions faced by Southeast Asian refugees who embarked on perilous voyages from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam to Canada. This one-hour screening will be followed by a discussion with the researchers and director who created this compelling and thought-provoking film.
Admission is by donation but pre-registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/43huhfav
Through a skillful interweaving of archival footage, news reports, and interviews with former refugees and Canadian immigration officials, the film vividly portrays the escape journeys and resettlement of some of the over 100,000 Southeast Asian refugees in Canada between 1975 and 1985.
It remains the largest and most successful refugee immigration project in Canada’s history. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch this powerful film.