Welcome Yankee
Welcome Yankee

Welcome Yankee

Director Benoit Desjardins

Production year 2012

Length 30min.

Country Canada


Amant and Aslan are persecuted.  At stake are their lives and the life of their child. Isolated from and forgotten by the rest of the world, their pleas for help go unanswered. In search of a better life, they confine their destiny to God then attempt the impossible. On the other side of the Earth hangs a beacon of hope, where diversity is welcomed, and the scars of the past fade into comfort and indifference.


Benoit Desjardins
Benoit Desjardins



Benoit Desjardins, Vuk Stojanovic


Benoit Desjardins

Director of Photography

Vuk Stojanovic

Music by

Adam Birlyant, Richard Desjardins


Simon Poudrette, Simon Gervais


Alexandre Chartrand


Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Danny Gilmore, Frédérick Blanchette, Louis-David Leblanc

Production company(ies)


Benoit Desjardins

Desjardins is an anthropologist and filmmaker. He lives and works in Montréal (Québec), his homeland. His passion for cinema is directly linked with his fascination for human beings and his field of exploration remains the perception of self and others. He holds a university degree in film studies from Université de Montréal. In 2006, he founded Les Production Perceptions. Since then, he has produced and directed various short films that won awards in Québec and abroad. Currently, Desjardins is working on the production of a short film trilogy on the theme of immigration. The first part is entitled Welcome Yankee.


Gino (2006, short), Scatterbrain (2006, short), A Fishing Story (2008, short), Chewing-gum (2010, short), Welcome Yankee (2012, short).

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