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.
Director of Photography
Laurent Vu The
On set photographer
Lussier & Khouzam
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