A Scent of Mint

A Scent of Mint

                                A Scent of Mint
| 47 min

This documentary recounts filmmaker Pierre Sidaoui’s immigration journey from the small Lebanese town of Abey to Montreal, the city he now calls home. Sidaoui had a carefree childhood, but civil war forced him and his family to flee Lebanon in 1982, the first in a series of moves that would ultimately separate him from his parents, brother and sisters. Two decades later, Sidaoui pauses to reflect. His precious family photos, carefully kept in a shoebox, bring forth a flood of memories - of family, landscapes, music and war. A touching meditation on the pursuit of happiness and the immigrant experience.

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  • director
    Pierre Sidaoui
  • cinematography
    François Vincelette
  • editing
    Dominique Sicotte
  • music
    Ganesh Anandan
  • voice
    Arthur Holden
    Manuel Tadros
  • producer
    Éric Michel
  • location sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • sound editing
    André Chaput
  • voice
    Agnès Sidaoui
    Orlando Arriagada
    Mario Bourassa
    Ryofa Chung
    Richard Cliche
    Kathleen Fee
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Wajdi Mouawad
    Chaz Oliver
    Ghada Bou Merhi Sidaoui
    Joe Sidaoui
    Anthony Sidaoui
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard