Ottawa, ON – Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra and his foundation, The Giustra Foundation, will host the premiere of his new film Inside My Heart alongside Canadian director Debra Kellner, in Ottawa on Monday May 7th.
The documentary humanizes the global refugee crisis impacting more than 22.5 million people, over half of them children and more than 65 million forcibly displaced. It grew from Giustra’s own trips to Greece – where he saw the plight of refugees first hand – and follows the stories of several individuals as they search for safety after fleeing their war-torn countries.
“Part of our Foundation’s mission is to encourage other countries to adopt Canada’s innovative sponsorship model that allows groups of ordinary citizens to support a refugee family,” says Giustra. “This film takes you into the lives of refugees, showing both the hardship they face and their courage. Inside My Heart shows why we all need to open our hearts to refugees.”
Inside My Heart is produced by Frank Giustra, and French film-makers Serge LaLou and Richard Copans. It is directed by Canadian Debra Kellner