Dima's Game

Dima and Osama Juhas met and fell in love in Syria, where they both trained as competitive para-athletes at a gym Osama owned. In 2017, they settled in Hamilton, Ontario as government-sponsored refugees. Through every challenge, Dima and Osama's love for each other and their family keeps their attitude positive, from their commitment to their sports — Dima in table tennis, Osama in weight lifting and basketball — to their passion to bring para sports to people with disabilities.

In Dima’s Game, we follow Dima’s efforts to realize her dream of competing in Para table tennis in the 2020 Paralympic Games, the challenges of she encounters and the supportive community that rises up to help her get there.

  • Oussayma Canbarieh
    Director
  • Symage Media
    Producer
  • Laurent Vu The
    Director of photography
  • Martin Durand
    Editor
  • Suad Bushnaq
    Music Supervisor
  • Nathaniel Barker
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • CBC
    Distributor
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Oussayma Canbarieh

Oussayma Canbarieh is an award-winning Syrian-Canadian journalist and media entrepreneur. She started her journalism career producing work for multiple media outlets, including CBC/Radio-Canada, Al Jazeera, AP, Deutsche Welle Radio, Huffington Post, AJ+, SNTV, and Al-Arabia. She launched her production company, Symage Media, in 2012, where she produces documentaries and digital content for national and international broadcasters. She speaks English, French, Arabic and Spanish.

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