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A Passage to Ottawa (2001)

Omi, a seven-year old East Indian boy is sent to Ottawa to live with his uncle due to his mother's illness back home. He has no father and unaware that his mother is likely to die, Omi ... See full summary »

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5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Nabil Mehta ...
Omi
Dan Beamish ...
Pilot
Marion Finklestein ...
Airport Attendant
Ivan Smith ...
Uncle Jalal
Franceen Brodkin ...
Auntie Maggie
Amy Sobol ...
Didier Garrett ...
Adam
Nicholas Gignac ...
Neighborhood Kid #1
Daniel Gignac ...
Neighborhood Kid #2
Jimmy Seymour ...
Neighborhood Kid #3
Gary Fine ...
Neighborhood Kid #4
Jesse Todd ...
Hippy Guy
Alison Darcy ...
Hippy Girl
Elize Chazan ...
Adam's Mother
John Olts ...
Man in Telephone Booth
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Omi, a seven-year old East Indian boy is sent to Ottawa to live with his uncle due to his mother's illness back home. He has no father and unaware that his mother is likely to die, Omi believes that he is on a mission to find a hero to take back to India to save her. Omi connects emotionally with Roland, the captain of a local tour boat who in turn begins a romance with Safia, Omi's fiesty teenage cousin who is assigned to take care of him. Written by <fire_x3@hotmail.com>

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india | canada | independent film | See All (3) »

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Drama | Family

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PG | See all certifications »
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30 October 2002 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Droga do Ottawy  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Roland: So, you're Indian?
Safia: Do I look Indian?
Roland: Well, the shop...
Safia: Oh, yeah. Well, my father is Indian and my mother is from here. So I'm mixed up.
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a beautiful story
30 April 2002 | by (ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of this film. I went to the screening with no expectations and was thrilled by my viewing experience. Passage to Ottawa is a beautiful story about multiculturalism, love and the search for a hero. This film also challenges the typical stereotypes of what a hero is. This film is also a wonderful aesthetic journey full of vibrant colours and characters. Warning: you may want to have some orange crush on hand. I left this film craving a glass.


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