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Anderson Losada was 8 years old when he lost his leg to a landmine in Colombia. As a refugee, he was resettled in a small Canadian ski town which opened his eyes to the world of para-alpine skiing. He was on the brink of national competition, when citizenship complications restricted his athletic potential and withheld the sense of belonging he desires. Following Anderson’s Colombian past and his journey to citizenship in rural Canada, this short documentary explores the citizenship barriers he and other refugee minors face. When Anderson’s struggles caught the attention of a Canadian Senator, his story impacted an amendment that recently changed Canada’s Citizenship Act, to aid refugee minors.

Directed by Kaio Kathriner

Produced by Matt Drake, Tony Cerciello, Kaio Kathriner

Associate Producer - Shauna Jimenez

Director of Photography - Leonardo Harim

Editor - Tom Malenica

Original Music - Ben Fox

Production Sound - Nate Evans

Colourist - Dave Tomiak

Funded by - Canada Council for the Arts, Columbia Basin Trust, and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Film Type: Documentary, Short

Genres: Sports, Social, Political, Migrant and Refugee Justice

Runtime: 12 minutes 18 seconds

Completion Date: August 13, 2018

Production Budget: 22,000 USD

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital, RED

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

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