Seuls (Alone)

Seuls (Alone)

Scared for their lives, Afshin, Alain and Patricia left their home countries, alone. They had to start over in Canada as unaccompanied minors hoping for a better life.

From director and filmmaker Paul Tom comes this extraordinary and lush combination of animation and documentary cinema. Mixing footage from real-life with animated sequences, Alone is a feature length tribute to hope and courage that asks the question: how can a child manage to reinvent himself in a new country, after having left everything behind, even his parents?

Paul Tom …explores the complex issues surrounding people in exile and their reception in host countries” Programming Collective, Montreal International Film Festival

“…tribute to the resilience of immigrants and the kindness of the workers and volunteers who welcome them to the country.” André Duchesne, La Presse – 3.5/4 Stars

Awards and Nominations

Festival international du film francophone en Acadie, 2021, Opening Film (Official Selection)
Toronto Black Film Festival, 2022, Closing Film (Official Selection)


Paul Tom


French, English
(English subtitles)

Film Details

2021, 82 min