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Voice of Freedom (20/52)

This is also part of this series: Scattering of Seeds Season 2 (13)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: White Pine Pictures
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1999
Available in French: Yes

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Jacques Holender's “Voice of Freedom” captures the voice of Ugandan refugee Opiyo Oloya as a broadcaster, teacher and writer. It also reveals the existence of a vibrant African culture in Toronto. Opiyo Oloya fled Uganda for his life in 1981, leaving behind his family for a while, his attachments with all things African. Once in the strange land of Canada, changes crept in on him slowly, whittling away at his native core. Opiyo soon re-established connections with his African culture. As a teacher, he tells his story to students and learns about their experiences. Hosting “Karibuni”, an African music show on CIUT Radio in Toronto, allows him to share his African element - a part of himself- with the wider Canadian audience. In French: La voix de la liberté