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From Far Away ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB522271
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Michael Fukushima, Isobel Marks, David Verrall
Directors:  Shira Avni, Serene El-haj Daoud
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Canadian Literature, Canadian Social Issues, Children's Stories, Diversity, English, Family Studies/Home Economics, Literature, Social Issues, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2000
Running Time:  6:39


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This touching story tells of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to a new world after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek a quieter and safer life in Canada, although memories of war and death linger, and she must cope with a new language and culture. From Far Away speaks to the power within us all to adapt like Saoussan and to welcome a newcomer.

From Far Away is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.


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