We Became Fragments

"We Became Fragments" is a short documentary about Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan as he comes of age in Winnipeg, Canada. 

After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Ibraheem and his father make a new life despite the heartbreak of leaving their home behind. 

The film follows Ibraheem through his first week of high school in Winnipeg. It's a story about loss, resilience, and one young man’s identity as he adapts to a new country while his home is at war.

A Teenager Starting Over in Canada

Samantha Power met Ibraheem Sarhan in 2014 after his home in Syria was bombed. Here, having watched this Op-Doc film, she reflects on his progress.