The drop: 17 Canadians come together to sponsor a Syrian refugee family
For Syrian refugees the journey to Canada is long and harrowing.
And with a new life comes many new experiences. But for one family on their way to Canada, their first stop in Toronto will be a familiar place. A dinner table to share a meal. It's the same table where a group of friends and colleagues come together to talk about sponsoring this refugee family.
On this episode of The Doc Project hear Piya Chattopadhyay's documentary, The Drop. It's the story of one group of Canadians offering what they can to help a Syrian family start their lives anew. Host Casey Mecija talks to Piya about her own memories of Syria, and her personal relationship with this story.
From The Ripple Refugee Project Blog
About the producer
Additionally, she spent more than a decade in the field as a news reporter here in Canada, and was often on the road, reporting from abroad on numerous assignments for CBC. She has reported from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India, the U.K. and France, to name but a few. She also worked as a freelancer in the Middle East, for the CBC as well as PRI and BBC.