Welcome to Canada*

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Welcome to Canada*

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 87 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by John N. Smith) Based on an actual incident in 1986, chronicles the illegal landing of a boatload of Southeast Asians on Canada's east coast. Rescued from certain death at sea by a group of fishermen, the eight Sri Lankan Tamils find temporary sanctuary in an isolated outpost in Newfoundland. It is an unusual encounter between two cultures worlds apart. At a time when Canada is drafting a tougher immigration policy to restrict entry, director John N. Smith puts a human face to the immigration statistics. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (American Ethnic Studies: Asian-American, Canadian Studies, Motion Pictures: Features)