Productions

Our Productions

OUR FILMS

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From Syria to Hope (2019)

The film explores the lives of three Syrian families who arrived to Canada under refugee status. Each family lives in the Greater Toronto Area and has a unique story. awarded Best Short Documentary at the 2019 Toronto Short Film Festival, From Syria To Hope is an official Films With A Cause documentary made in collaboration with York Region Muslims, directed by Yazmeen Kanji. Contribute to the efforts of York Region Muslims: https://yorkregionmuslims.com/contact-us/

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With Love from Munera (2020)

A young storyteller, Munera Yusuf, walks us through the spaces that have shaped her journey of healing from the traumas of her past. Her high spirited personality easily captures attention as she reveals the importance of self-awareness through life’s unforeseeable changes. With Love From Munera is currently in post-production and is set to premiere at the 2020 Inside Out Film Festival. This short doc is a Films With A Cause collaboration with Inside Out. Contribute to their efforts for creating safe spaces and promoting positive representation: https://insideout.ca/join-support/

OUR SERIES

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Stories of Spirit Ep 1 (2019)

Ylana is an artist and librarian from Venezuela who discusses the importance of cultural community for migrants in Canada. She reflects on the challenges of adapting to new environments alone. This episode was created with limited resources and screened at the 2020 event, Intersections of Film and Activism. View and purchase Ylana's stunning art: https://www.artpal.com/ylanastelling.

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Stories of Spirit Ep 2 (2020)

Muhib was featured in From Syria To Hope (2019) where he expressed interest in opening a barbershop that combines psychotherapy with barber services. Muhib is on his way to achieving that dream as he has reached his goal in opening a barbershop, in his name, in Scarborough. After fleeing Syria in 2016, he has established a new life for himself that he is proud of. See his work and contribute to his business: https://www.instagram.com/muhibbarbershop/

OUR COLLABORATIONS

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World taBLE EP 1: Suleiman

A Films With A Cause collaboration with Matthew House Toronto and Deloitte Canada to showcase cooking talents of previous refugee claimants while they recount their journey to safety. In this video, former resident Suleiman, will teach you how to make Nigerian Egusi Soup. Did you know that Egusi soup is a staple in most West African homes? Better yet, it’s an uncomplicated one pot meal that is often accompanied with pounded yam or eba.
Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jagaAgjB7To&t=4s

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World table ep 2: Mojde

A Films With A Cause collaboration with Matthew House Toronto and Deloitte Canada to showcase cooking talents of previous refugee claimants while they recount their journey to safety. In this video, we share with you the recipe for Lubia Polo, a Persian green bean and rice dish from Mojde and Rebekkah. This dish is healthy and has ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store! These sisters are not only talented chefs, but great artists.
Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAkyhBXcr_4&t=14s

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World taBLE EP 3: Mama Kathy

A Films With A Cause collaboration with Matthew House Toronto and Deloitte Canada to showcase cooking talents of previous refugee claimants while they recount their journey to safety. In this video, Kathy Kalanga, famously known as Mama Kathy, brings to your kitchen the taste of African dish called “M'bisi ya kokauka na mbika”. This is a dish prepared with fish, pumpkin seeds and served with rice or plantain. Besides being a happy mom, Kathy is also a successful businesswoman. She runs her own catering business and you can find her on Facebook as Mama KK Supu.
Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0X8JL4mBLo

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World table ep 4: Mujtaba

A Films With A Cause collaboration with Matthew House Toronto and Deloitte Canada to showcase cooking talents of previous refugee claimants while they recount their journey to safety. In this video, Mujtaba, former Resident of Matthew House from Afghanistan shows us how to cook “Badenjan Borani”. Borani is a traditional Afghan dish and the main ingredient is the Eggplant. Mujtaba tells us that Borani was his favourite dish growing up as a child which his grandmother cooked. Mujtaba is now the Founder of a successful Wellness Yoga Academy in Toronto.
Click to watch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wBDfIxN-LM