We were pleased to partner with SkyWorks Charitable Foundation and the Immigrant Women’s Centre, Good Shepherd, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, and the Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton Area to produce Sharing Our Stories, a community filmmaking project to build leadership skills for newcomer women in Hamilton, Ontario.
Leaving one’s country to immigrate to a new land only the start of the journey. Another journey begins when one arrives. In this film, three women share their stories about challenges they have faced since coming to Canada, and the supports that have helped them through their struggles.
Directed by Valerie Bello, Anamaria de Cabellaros, Shamso Elmi, and Ming Hui Kong
Flavours of Art
Hamilton, Ontario, once known as the “Steel City”, is now home to a flourishing arts scene. Many artists are newcomers, bringing new perspectives, cultural influences which enrich the cultural life of the community. This short film explores some of their successes and challenges.
Directed by Amany Masoud and Mony Shohayeb
Newcomers bring many skills and talents to Canada. Some create new businesses, some create services and organizations that help others. All of this enriches the fabric of our society. This short film features the stories of three inspiring women who are breaking new paths.
Directed by Valerie Bello, Anamaria de Cabellaros, Shamso Elmi, Ming Hui Kong and Elenita Ranas