Growing Up Among Strangers

Growing Up Among Strangers examines the duality of growing up in Canada's cultural mosaic. The film follows the experiences of Canadian youth from culturally diverse backgrounds as they struggle to balance two worlds; the traditional cultural values of home and the westernized culture that lies outside. A series of in-depth interviews with students and celebrities including Jade Peony author Wayson Choy, Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz and YTV host Carlos Bustamante shed light on the difficulties and benefits of living in two different cultures and the importance of remaining true to one's self.


2010 Chicago International Children'sFilm Festival - World Premiere

2010 Yorkton Short Film Festival (May 27 - 30) - Canadian Premiere

Nomination For Best Multicultural Program Golden Sheaf Awards

Winner Best Educational Film - Alberta Film & TV Industry Awards 2010

Winner Best Director Non-Fiction Under 30 - Alberta Film & TV Industry Awards 2010

Nomination For Best Production Reflecting Cultural Diversity - Alberta Film & TV Industry Awards 2010

Nomination For Best Overall Sound - Alberta Film & TV Industry Awards 2010

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