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Jasmine Road Parent Guide: A beautifully filmed, poignant story about the common humanity that binds

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Parent Movie Review by Kirsten Hawkes

Half a world away, Syrian refugee Layla (Aixa Kay) is waiting anxiously in a UN camp for word of her missing husband. When she’s told that her remaining family – 12 year old daughter, Heba (Melody Mokhtari), and brother, Salem (Ahmed Muslimani) – have been accepted for admission to Canada, she’s reluctant to leave without her husband. But knowing that this is too good a chance to pass up, the entire family leaves for Canada, arriving in the city of Calgary, where the Western prairies meet the Canadian Rockies. It’s about as far from the bombed out remnants of Aleppo as you can imagine.

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