Catalogue Number: SF0003
Producer: Streel Films
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Guidance, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 13:54
Closed Captions: Yes
Inspired by Rawi Hage’s best-selling novel Cockroach, The Underground is about an Iranian refugee who struggles to fit into North American society by imagining himself as a cockroach, the only living creature that will survive after humanity perishes in the apocalypse. Explores the themes of cultural assimilation and loss of identity.
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival
Recipient of Canada’s National Screen Institute Dram Prize
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