A Kandahar Away

  • Friday 6 March | 12:00 pm | Library Screen 1
  • Society, Immigration, Families
  • CAN, 2019
  • 83 min


Quinte Immigration Services


A family fleeing Kandahar, Afghanistan came to Canada to begin a new life. Almost thirty years later, these immigrants visit a small prairie hamlet: Kandahar, Saskatchewan. How much of our identity is tied to the land we occupy? What does patriotism mean to different generations? What is the legacy of Canada’s longest war?
(HotDocs, ReFrame selection)

“Jamal’s film is a lucid exploration of Canadian identity.” – Chelsea Phillips-Carr, POV


Aisha Jamal