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Release Date: 1989

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
In this fact-based film, a boat full of Tamil refugees fleeing human rights violations and increased violence at the hands of the Tamil Tigers arrives off the coast of Newfoundland, starving and in poor health. After being rescued by a local fishing boat, the refugees, hoping to find asylum in Canada, make friends and become an object of fascination for the local community -- until they are apprehended by immigration officials and threatened with deportation.

Cast: Noreen Power, Brendan Foley, Madonna Hawkins, Kasivisanathan Kathrigasoo, Kumaraselvy Karthigasoo, Pathanjali Prasad

Director: John N. Smith

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1980s, Escape, Transformation, Daughter, Playful, Melodramatic, Rescue, Small town, Sacrifice, Suspenseful