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The Underground

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Catalogue Number:  SF0003
Producer:  Streel Films
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Guidance, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  13:54
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $79.00
3yr K-12 Stream Price :  $79.00
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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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