تعالوا زرونا
Taaloo Zorouna: Visits with our Syrian Neighbours

Taaloo Zorouna, Arabic for "Come Visit With Us", is a series of short video interviews with Syrian Refugees who have come to the Thompson Okanagan in the past year. It reflects the importance of being social to Syrians, and acts as an invitation to get to know our new neighbours.

Each video is between 1 and 3 minutes and offers a casual glimpse into the refugees’ lives, cover different themes, addresses questions Canadians may have and shares insight into the culture and the experiences and hopes of our new neighbours.

Hear the personal stories and reminiscences of Syria from four families.
  • Mohammad and Sara and their five youngest children
  • Oubyda, a father and husband
  • Muhammad and Eklas and their four children, the youngest of whom was born a Canadian
  • Adnan, husband and father to four

Our sincere thanks to all of these families for opening their hearts and homes to us. You have left indelible marks in our heads and hearts.

Videos
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Credits
Director - Denise Kenney
Camera - Melisa Hernandes & Lolu Oyedele
Editors - Melisa Hernandes & Denise Kenney
Sound Editors - Melisa Hernandes & Amy Martin
Translation - Natali Karajeh
Advising - Miles Thorogood (Creative Studies UBCO) & Gideon Dante (Media Centre UBCO)
Interpreters - Khalid Arriani & Ayman Kanaan
Project Coordinator - Dorothee Birker


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