Telling Canadian Stories through Film

March 18, 2024

Governor General Mary Simon and Mr. Whit Fraser hosted Telling Canadian Stories through Film: A Sneak Preview of National Canadian Film Day. 

During this event, the following films were shown:

Ru: Based on Kim Thúy’s award winning novel, Ru tells the story of a wealthy family’s arduous journey fleeing from Vietnam, only to find themselves landing in Quebec.

Peace by Chocolate: Based on Tareq Hadhad’s lived experience, Peace by Chocolate tells the story of a young Syrian refugee struggling to settle into his new small-town Canadian life after the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory.