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Ann Shin's documentary gives a voice to the refugee crisis

Documentary filmmaker Ann Shin follows the story about two men reunited in Canada decades after they met fighting on opposite sides of the Iran-Iraq war in her film My Enemy, My Brother.

My Enemy, My Brother tells the story of two men who came to Canada after the Iran-Iraq war

Documentary filmmaker Ann Shin follows the real-life story about two men reunited in Canada 29 years after they met fighting on opposite sides of the Iran-Iraq war in her film My Enemy, My Brother. 2:40

In her film My Enemy, My Brother, filmmaker Ann Shin shines a light on the current refugee crisis by looking back at the story of Zahed and Najah, two men who came to Canada after fighting on opposite sides of the Iran-Iraq war.  

"It's interesting to talk about this film in this time when people are questioning how many refugees we should allow in from Syria and how they should be screened," Shin explains in the above segment from Exhibitionists. "Zahed and Najah were both refugees when they arrived here from Iran and Iraq — two countries that are not seen as benign, friendly countries necessarily. And you see that they've made honest livings and contributed so much to their society."

My Enemy My Brother was notably named one of TIFF's Top 10 Canadian short films of 2015, and was shortlisted for the Academy Award for best documentary short subject.

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