New Delhi: For many years, Indians have perceived Western countries to be ideal destination, a part of the globe that offers utopian life in terms of job, wealth, happiness & everything not just for its residents but for thousands of immigrants shifting base there.
Lately, Canada has been welcoming foreigners with open hands while promising a comfortable and ‘fulfilling’ life, irrespective of the nationalities. As its diplomatic ties with India take a hit, the message becomes aptly clear that times ahead are rough & sketchy for students as well as working professionals.
But, keeping aside the diplomatic tussle between two nations, the promise of ideal life is overhyped & overrated. Though, Canada & Australia are home to many Indians but reports of racial crimes & discriminatory treatment of Indians have kept filtering in, now and then.
A documentary named ‘Borrowed Dreams: The Canadian Experience’ is shedding light on the ordeal & travails of Indian students & professionals landing into the foreign territory.
The documentary has brought first-hand experience of students landing in Canada and the series of hardships they face there, from finding a foothold to struggling for job assignments.
The documentary reveals that a rosy picture is presented & propagated to the aspiring students but the reality strikes them only when they reach the foreign shores.
Besides the difficult terrains for immigrants, the families sending their wards to Canada take a heavy toll on their savings, shows the documentary.
Yashvarya Mehta, the director of“Borrowed Dream….”documentary has busted the ‘Canadian dream’and unearthed the troubled times that the students go through after landing there. In his documentary, he has presented experiences of many students who shifted base there & how went through the grind.
He says that there is a stark difference between what is projected before students and what actually exists there. He even called it a ‘well-marketed scam’ suggesting that it’s actually the brokers & mediators who stand to gain in immigration of students & working professionals and eventually Canada benefits as the it gets hordes of ‘second-class workers’ at a cheaper costs.