As a daughter of a Jewish Iraqi refugee from the 1950s who eventually made Canada his home, I am interested in what happens after the drama of the exodus. This drives me to document the lives that have been built in a new country. How does the move to Canada change the individual’s perspective and possibilities? I am striving to show what happens after refuge is granted. This ongoing project investigates what comes through the difficult paths people took to build an almost unimaginable future in Canada.
I want to put a face on what happens when you allow people in need of refuge into this country, and how our collective culture evolves. Once we leave somewhere that changes us, who we are evolves and adapts, creating new ideas and futures that are unexpected and worth documenting.