Vancouver III: Sacha Separates

Sacha Ouellet is a tough twenty-something with dreams of becoming an artist. But will her fear of losing her connection to her mom hold her back?

Sacha Ouellet

5 years ago
Duration 1:37
Sacha Ouellet

Sacha Ouellet is a tough and tender twenty-something, juggling two jobs. Sacha is of Haida and Quebecois descent. She left a tumultuous home life at the age of 17. Despite a rocky start to her family's relationship, Sacha and her mother are much closer now. But are they too close? Now that Sacha has dreams of moving away to Montreal, she's afraid of losing her mom.

Can a wealthy globetrotting bachelor and a kid who's never moved away from home teach her what it takes to detach without fear?

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Sacha Ouellet has a mom problem. (Veronica Simmonds)
She's hoping her trusty compass will guide her in the right direction. (Veronica Simmonds)
Sacha is scared of moving away from Vancouver because she'll be far from her mom. (Veronica Simmonds)
Mothers are a huge force to contend with, as we all find out. (Veronica Simmonds)
Time for a trust exercise! (Veronica Simmonds)
It's scary not knowing where you're going. (Veronica Simmonds)
Soheil directs Sacha's down the hall as Tru throws obstacles in her path. (Veronica Simmonds)
She turns the corner... (Veronica Simmonds)
...and whips off her blindfold. Phew! (Veronica Simmonds)
Next, it's Soheil's turn to be blindfolded. He likes it a lot better than Sacha. (Veronica Simmonds)
Meanwhile, Sook-Yin and Tru stretch it out. (Veronica Simmonds)
Sacha's paper airplane flies across the night sky. She's learning to let go. (Veronica Simmonds)
The next morning, Soheil's on his cell phone and Sook-Yin's still snoring. (Veronica Simmonds)
Tru knows what's important...breakfast! (Veronica Simmonds)
Sacha prepares herself for the outside world. (Veronica Simmonds)
Instant extended family photo! We survived! (Veronica Simmonds)
High fives and huge hugs. (Veronica Simmond)