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Transcript: From Damascus to Toronto: the story of Mohamed
Video length: 56 seconds
Urban music plays in the background while a video montage is shown of a dark sky with black windy clouds. The sky opens up to reveal sunlight hidden behind.
The screen turns from daylight to a white background.
Gold text displays: “Canada’s Humanitarian Tradition” with a red Canadian maple leaf.
A man appears on screen in a church setting.
Mohamed (Former Refugee): I lived in Syria for three and a half years in that context of conflict. It was either that I stay and engage in that violence, be part of it, or that I leave. So, I decided to leave. I was stuck in Lebanon with no legal status. So basically, I was sponsored by Bathurst United Church, and I started volunteering at the Continuing Education Student Association of Ryerson. And, after about two weeks, they offered me a job there. Canada makes it very easy for you to feel welcome and to feel like you’re at home.
The screen goes black.
Text displays in white font: “To learn more: Canada/ca.refugees”