Trails of Hope

and Terror

SATURDAY November 18, 2017   |   7:20 PM

Why do immigrants from Latin America cross borders? Looking for opportunities or free social services? Centuries of territorial conquest, gunboat diplomacy, military invasion, and trade deals have been extracting cheap labor and resources to the breaking point. When one nation builds roads into another nation to do this, why are we surprised when the immigrants take those same roads to follow everything that has been stolen from them?

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 53 minutes
NGO: Centre for Newcomers

Curriculum Connection

Social 10, 20 and 30

Cast & Credits

Director: Vincent De La Torre

UN Goal


Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Semi-finalist – Social World Film Festival
Winner – United Latino International Film Festival
Winner – (In)Justice for All Film Festival
Winner – Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Finalist – USA Film Festival


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Bukurie Mino   |   Centre for Newcomers

Bukurie has a strong background and a vast experience doing intake and assessment of individuals (especially with refugees) experiencing complex needs and crises. She has been working with Centre for Newcomers for 17 years and is currently the Manager of Settlement Programs. She has extensive experience in settlement initiatives and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and has made a positive impact to newcomers settling in a new Canadian society. Bukurie worked at a Refugee Camp in Belgrade where she helped refugee families to address trauma and psychological issues, and has obtained a degree in Social Programs from Mount Royal University as well as other leadership certificate programs.