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From the Manizales Home to the London Home: A Youth's Story of Immigrating from Colombia to Canada

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Title

From the Manizales Home to the London Home: A Youth's Story of Immigrating from Colombia to Canada

Rights

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Type

Moving Image

Creator

Yanfei Lu

Date

2000s

Description

This portrait features an interview with Juan Gaviria. During this interview, he shares stories about his experiences of moving from Colombia to Canada as a youth with his family. Juan also shares his opinions on “what makes a home”. Juan talks about how he believes Colombia and Canada are both home to him, yet, he feels many differences between his two homes. In addition, Juan has also shared some specific stories about the challenges he has faced during his process of making London his new home as well as some of his heartwarming encounters in the London Latino-Canadian Community, that have helped to minimize these challenges for him. At the end of the video, Juan shares some examples of the events and activities in London that remind him of his heritage culture and his Colombia home. Juan’s sense of “home” indicates his sense of belonging to his new community. This also marks that his journey of settling in London has shaped his new identity as a Latino-Canadian. In addition, his stories have vividly illustrated the importance and impacts of cultural humility and have demonstrated how an understanding of only the surface culture without an understanding of the deep culture can cause misunderstandings and lack of respect among individuals who have different cultural backgrounds.

Format

Video

Language

English

Publisher

Bridging Classroom and Community: Languages and Cultures in Action, Western University, Fall 2019

Contributor

Juan Gaviria
Yanfei Lu

Extent

8:00 mins

Identifier

https://youtu.be/KlS4gMFi06E

Relation

"IsPartOf" Hispanic

Rights Holder

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Subject

The experience of immigrating from Colombia to Canada in 2009 as a youth

Temporal Coverage

2009-2019