From Far Away

From Far Away

This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek a quieter and safer life, although memories of war and death linger, memories that are awakened when the children at her new school prepare for a scary Halloween. From Far Away speaks to the power within us all to adapt like Saoussan and to welcome a newcomer.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

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Credits
  • director
    Shira Avni
    Serene El-haj Daoud
  • animation
    Shira Avni
    Serene El-haj Daoud
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • executive producer
    Isobel Marks
    David Verrall
  • script
    Sugith Varughese
  • digital imaging
    Catherine Lafortune
  • editing
    Gordon Hashimoto
  • sound editing
    Jean-Baptiste Roger
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • voice
    Jesse Vinet