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Sponsorland

By September 30, 2017 July 30th, 2019 No Comments

What exactly do we mean by “It Takes A Village?”

In 2015, Canada accepted thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing civil war in their native country. Most were settled with the help of sponsorship groups organized and paid for by citizens, rather than the government. Sponsorland is fascinating look at that process, exploring the relationships, dynamics and frictions that arise when a Syrian family of 14 settle in small-town Ontario.

The film was written, directed and produced by Michèle Hozer, whom we have previously worked with on Sugar Coated, and Fight Like Soliders Die Like Children.

We handled on-screen graphics, as well as design and branding for the project. In addition to being a feature-length documentary, the project is also available as an 8-part web series. You can view the episodes and learn more about the project at http://sponsorland.ca

Credits

DIRECTOR / WRITER/ PRODCUER: Michèle Hozer

EDITORS: Michèle Hozer & Darby MacInnis

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: John Minh Tran

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Janice Dawe

DESIGN: Nick Sewell & Hector Herrera