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From Syria To Hope (2019)

From Syria To Hope is an official Films With A Cause documentary directed by Yazmeen Kanji. The film was made in collaboration with York Region Muslims to explore the lives of three Syrian families who arrived to Canada under refugee status. Each family lives in the Greater Toronto Area and has a unique story. The individuals featured in the film reflect on their hopes and dreams after having no choice but to leave their homes in war-torn Syria. The film is intended to be an educational tool to combat discrimination, Islamophobia and xenophobia.

Best Short Doc - 2019 Toronto Short Film Festival

Official Selection - 2019 Lift Off Global Network

Official Selection - 2019 Vox Popular Film Festival 

Official Selection - Muslim International Film Festival


Directed by Yazmeen Kanji

Produced by Yazmeen Kanji and York Region Muslims

Cinematography by Yazmeen Kanji

Edited by Yazmeen Kanji

Original Score by Cathy Nosaty and Arvin Fekri

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