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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: My Friend Simonee Films
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 62 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2006
Available in French: No

First-time filmmaker Simonee Chichester's father, Edgar, left her when she was just six years old. Since then, her only parent has been her overbearing and fiercely loving mother.  Twenty-three years later, her father's alcoholism and depression have led him to the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he is homeless and seriously ill. Before it's too late, Chichester sets on an emotionally charged journey to get to know her father, but also discovers disturbing layers of abuse in their family in Guyana. Shaken and full of doubt, Chichester continues her journey to Brazil where, despite tension between them, her mother helps her search the streets and shelters. But as Chichester soon realises, it's one thing to find your father, and quite another to face the man who is at the core of your innermost struggles. A deeply moving coming of age personal odyssey of revelation and absolution.

Awards: Official selection of MOSTRA - The Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2007 --- Official selection of the 26th Global Visions Film Festival, 2007

Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsDk4wXSwLY