I am a Doctor

This short-form documentary focuses on the struggle of immigrating to Canada as a professional whose credentials will not necessarily be recognized inside this country’s borders.

The film focuses on Daniel Salas, an educated surgeon from Venezuela who is unable to practice medicine in Canada, and speaks with him and his family about their immigration experience.

The documentary delves into the challenges of having your hard work, and a component of your identity, be invalidated based on your geographical location—and the impact that such a shift might have on your family, as well as your own sense of self.

Production Company // sisu production

Director & Producer // Jaana Hein

Executive Producer // Robin Ingle

Camera Operator // Ian Mationg

Editor // Ian Mationg & Jaana Hein

Location // Canada

This film, I am a Doctor, was awarded the bronze in the TVO Short Doc Contest.