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Imagine having to leave everything you know — a job you love,  your community, your home — to start over in an unfamiliar country. Since they left Syria, Dima, her husband and their two children are rebuilding their lives the way many refugees have to — and they're doing it as wheelchair users.

Dima and Osama Juhas met and fell in love in Syria, where they both trained as competitive para-athletes at a gym Osama owned. In 2017, they moved to Canada as refugees and settled in Hamilton, Ontario. Through every challenge, Dima and Osama's love for each other and their family keeps their attitude positive, from their commitment to their sports — Dima in table tennis, Osama in weight lifting and basketball — to their passion to bring para sports to people with disabilities.

In Dima’s Game, we follow Dima’s efforts to realize her dream of competing in Para table tennis in the 2020 Paralympic Games, the challenges of she encounters and the supportive community that rises up to help her get there.


Credits (Click to expand)

Directed by
Oussayma Canbarieh

Symage Media

Martin Durand

Director of Photography 
Laurent Vu The

APM Music

Music Supervisor
Suad Bushnaq

Production Assistant
Gary-Joseph Panganiban

On set photographer
Bethany Rivait

Title Design
Martin Durand

Post Production
Martin Durand
Oussayma Canbarieh

Online Colourist
Martin Durand

Sound Design
Nathaniel Barker

Martin Durand

Production Insurance
Assurances Globalex

Lussier & Khouzam

Nour Moussa

Subtitling supervisor
Mel Lefebvre

Special Thanks

Dima Aldahouk
Osama Juha
Abdulrahim Juha
Fares Juha
Anass Al-Abeed
Amanda Cotton
YMCA Hamilton

Produced in Association with CBC
General Manager, Programming Sally Catto
Executive Director, Unscripted Content Jennifer Dettman
Senior Director, Documentary Sandra Kleinfeld
Senior Director of Production, Unscripted Content Alexandra Lane
Executive in Charge of Production Lesley Birchard