12

On Canada Day, Pier 21 will host a screening of Lester Alfonso’s documentary “12“. This National Film Board (NFB) documentary tells the immigrant story as experienced by 12 twelve-year olds. Alfonso, who arrived in Canada at the age of 12 explores how arriving in a new land on the cusp on teenage-hood impacts identity. He interviews others who arrived also at the age of 12 and seeks to find, as he says, “12 lessons from my former self” (Source: 12 Trailer).

See the trailer on YouTube.