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From Far Away

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This touching story tells of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to a new world after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek a quieter and safer life in Canada, although memories of war and death linger, and she must cope with a new language and culture. From Far Away speaks to the power within us all to adapt like Saoussan and to welcome a newcomer.

From Far Away is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

2000, 06 min 39 s

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Special Mention of the Jury for Excellence in Direction and Writing
Youth Media Alliance
June 2 2003, Toronto - Canada

Special Mention
Festival Internacional de Cine para la Infancia y la Juventud
November 1 to 7 2001, Mar del Plata - Argentina

Honorable Mention - Category: Children and Youth
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Children's Production
Yorkton Film Festival
May 24 to 27 2001, Yorkton - Canada

Dick and Ada Bird Award for Best Animated Short Film - with a cash prize of 200$
Flicks International Children Film Festival
March 23 to 25 2001, Saskatoon - Canada