How Can a Boy is a documentary film about Ottawa resident, Nimrod Andrew, who became a refugee at the age of ten at the hands of the Burmese military and who fought back, turning hardship into hope and displacement into opportunity.
Forced to flee from his small village without his parents when the Burmese military attacked, Nimrod Andrew became stateless and faced an uncertain future in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border. Overcoming tremendous odds, through hard work and ingenuity, Nimrod obtained a high school certificate and his search for safety and the possibility of a better future, brought him to Canada. Confronting the losses in his life and deeply affected by his childhood experiences, Nimrod has now taken on a great challenge, helping his fellow refugees to survive and find happiness in Ottawa. And telling Canadians the truth about Burma.
This 77-minute documentary chronicles the decades-old struggle by the Karen people and other ethnic minority groups in Burma for their land, livelihood and survival, against a brutal military dictatorship bent on wiping them off the map. Against the horrors of human rights abuses and a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions we follow the story of this remarkable young man in his quest to triumph over loss.
See the trailer: http://vimeo.com/29110811
Friday, January 13th, 7:00pm at the National Archives Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street. Tickets are $5.00, available at 6:00pm, at the door only. First come first served. Proceeds from the screening will be donated to the Karen Community of Ottawa.
The film was directed by Ed Kucerak and produced by Ed Kucerak & Jane Gurr. Q & A to follow the screening with Nimrod Andrew and the Director/Producers.
E-poster and film website to follow soon!