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Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 13. Safwan Javed
Thirty-year-old Safwan, Saf to his friends, came to Canada with his family from Peshawar, Pakistan. Saf achieved eventual stardom as one of the members of the well-known Canadian band, Wide Mouth Mason. Saf's well-educated, politically conscious parents have done their best to support his musical...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 5. Julie and Nichole
Julie works with Gay and Lesbian Health Services in Saskatoon and her girlfriend Nichole is a member of the activist group, Radical Cheerleaders, and host of Rainbow Radio. They have just moved in together and are anxious about the impending visit from Julie's parents.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 4. Bessie Pino
On September 11, 1973, when Bessie Pino was 15, she and her family in Chile listened to the radio as bombs from the Chilean army fell around their President, Salvadore Allende in the Presidental Palace as he gave his last address. The military coup that many Chileans feared was a reality. After 3...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 3. Jody Peters
Jody Peters, a rising star of comedy, was adopted by a Mennonite farm family in Saskatchewan. Jody relates what it was like to grow up as the only black person in an all-white small community. He talks about how humour can help one cope with problems of life. Jody tells his son that people are pe...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 1. Jay Dzeko
This series provides viewers with 'a week in the life' of the new face of Canada. Jay Dzeko fled war torn Bosnia and came to Moose Jaw where he set up a taxi business, the Golden Years Transportation Company. While his new life in Moose Jaw has not been without a few challenges, Jay is very pleas...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 2. Linda Younan
Linda Younan at 18 has survived three wars and sees her recent arrival in Saskatchewan as an opportunity for a life she had not thought possible. As an Iraqi refugee she missed several years of school. She is now learning English, re-entering the school system and has a dream of attending univers...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 6. Fred Amaya
Fred and his family, immigrants and refugees from El Salvador, discuss their view of becoming and being Canadian. Fred offers insights into the struggles they left behind, their adoption of a new culture, and what it means to them. Fred tells his story as an adult recalling the events from the pa...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 12. Michelle Hugli
While Michelle was raised by a white family, she has always known of her Aboriginal roots. After she experienced a sweat lodge ceremony she began to explore her Aboriginal roots. She became a traditional dancer and was preparing to dance for the first time at a powwow in the Qu'Appelle Valley.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 8. Monir Osmon
Monir and his three younger brothers escaped eventual military service in Eritrea when the family moved to Canada. While Monir comes from a traditional and humble family he and his brothers have become a break dancing force known as the "fysical breakdown crew."
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 9. Amira Wasfy
When Amira immigrated to Canada from Egypt with her young family she had big dreams for her new life here. Years later, following her divorce, she found that she could not travel home to Egypt because of an antiquated Egyptian law that prevented Egyptian women travelling without their husband's c...
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 10. Lorne Duquette
Lorne Duquette from the Mistawasis First Nation turned from a life of drugs and alcohol when he embraced his Cree heritage. Lorne has become an accomplished ceremonial Grass dancer in powwows across the country. He has also gone back to school and plans to attend university.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 7. Mandeep Ubhi
Mandeep, known as Deeps to his friends, is a young medical doctor dedicated to his Sikh faith and the life choices that are part of his faith. Mandeep grew up in small town Saskatchewan and India and calls both home.
Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 11. Duk Ha
This modern day Tae Kwon Do warrior envisions the attainment of world peace through a combination of roundhouse kicks, meditation, and a balanced internal foundation. His father arrived in Canada from Korea with $300.00 and a vision to spread Tae Kwon Do in the western world. Now the family owns ...
Emma Lake with Degen Lindner
Series: Landscape as Muse
For more than seventy years University of Saskatchewan's Emma Lake Campus has been a meeting place for artists and thinkers from around the world. Saskatoon painter Degen Lindner invites us to her art studio at Emma Lake where she discusses how her father and nature inspire her artwork. Lindner w...
Migration with Jane Ash Poitras
Series: Landscape as Muse
Jane Ash Poitras, a renowned Dene/Cree artist travels in Alberta; demonstrating her colourful artwork and discussing her roots, the importance of a positive relationship with the environment, First Nations spirituality, and history. Beginning in the Milk River Valley, Jane photographs ancient pet...