Presented as part of the 2022 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival
Aleem Karmali’s newest documentary film, Thrown into Canada: The Settlement of Asian Refugees from Uganda, tells the story of the expulsion of Uganda’s Asian community in 1972, which was the first large-scale settlement of non-European refugees in Canadian history.
Watch from the comfort of your home, and join us for a live Q&A with the author after the film.
Date: Tuesday, December 6
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time
Registrants will be sent the link prior to the event.
Aleem Karmali is an independent documentary filmmaker and writer from Edmonton, Canada. His latest film is Thrown into Canada: The Settlement of Asian Refugees from Uganda, which marks the 50th anniversary of Idi Amin’s expulsion of South Asians from Uganda, and explores the first major movement of non-European refugees to Canada. Through his company Crescent Productions, Aleem’s films generally explore historical subjects relating to the intersections of diversity, culture and religion, with a particular focus on the contributions of Muslim cultures and civilizations to the world, as well as reflecting on pluralism in Canadian society.
Thanks for sharing this documentary—moving and important history many Canadians know little about. After forty years I was able to reconnect with the wonderful family I met in Uganda during that time and they said the same as your contributors, they thanked Amin for kicking them out.