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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Credits
  • director
    Pierre Sidaoui
  • cinematography
    François Vincelette
  • editing
    Dominique Sicotte
  • music
    Ganesh Anandan
  • voice
    Arthur Holden
    Manuel Tadros
    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
  • producer
    Éric Michel
  • assistant director
    Ryofa Chung
  • camera assistant
    Pierre Lachapelle
  • location sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • additional sound
    Diane Carrière
  • sound editing
    André Chaput
  • production stills
    François Vincelette
  • computer graphics processing
    Georges Mauro
  • computer graphics
    Louise Overy
  • 2D computer graphics
    Louise Overy
  • titles
    Louise Overy
  • narration - writer
    Pierre Sidaoui
  • translation
    Kathleen Fee
  • music clearances
    Claudine Bourgès
  • musician
    Rafik Samman
    Claude Maheu
    Claude Fradette
    Ganesh Anandan
  • musical excerpts
    Feyrouz
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • narration recording
    Patrick Knup
    Sylvain Brassard
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • editing support
    Danielle Raymond
    Chaz Oliver
    Ochelle Greenidge
    Phyllis Lewis
  • technical coordination
    Richard Cliche
  • distribution officer
    Élise Labbé
  • administration
    Colette Brodeur
  • administration assistant
    Dany Delpy
    Lise Fortin Roy
  • line producer
    Christiane Germain