Local Film Makers Explore the Lives of Refugees in Calgary
Asha and Roda Siad are Somali-Canadian documentary filmmakers based in Calgary. Their interests are in human rights issues, migration and using media as a tool for advocacy. Their last project, Living at the Border received an Amnesty International Canada Media Award for online journalism.
The sisters will be screening their National Film Board documentary 19 Days on June 20 2016 which also marks the UN World Refugee Day. The documentary explores the first 19 days of five refugee families from Syria, Burundi, and Sudan as they stay at the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in Calgary.
One of the gifted filmmakers, Roda, took the time to answer questions we had regarding the inspiration for the film and the message they hoped they film would convey. (more…)