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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.

Comments

  • 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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Film Credits

director
John N. Smith
producer
Sam Grana
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 √Čthier
Sam Grana
sound editing
Raymond Vermette
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
music
Sridas Sivasambo
Vasudevan Govindarajan
Himmat Shinhat
Sithiravel
Sundaram
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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