Iraqi journalist finds peace and acceptance in Montreal
Hussein Al Hilli's work as a journalist in Gulf War-era Iraq forced him and his family to flee
As part of our series Real Talk on Race, CBC Montreal asked 10 people to share their personal stories about race. These stories are in their own words. Share yours with us on Facebook, Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I came to Canada with my family 24 years ago escaping persecution back home. In Montreal, I have found understanding and acceptance among Canada's multi-ethnic culture.
Watch Hussein's P.O.V. in the video above.
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Hussain Al Hilli is a writer and journalist. He has covered wars in Iraq, conflicts, and the Middle East.