The Sweetest Embrace

Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Soorgal was only ten when he left his family in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan. He was supposed to study for a year in Tajikistan, but it would take 16 years and a journey to Canada before he could return to his village. He was one of many Afghan children sent to Tajikistan during the Soviet occupation of their country. When civil war broke out on both sides of the border, many children were left stranded. Soorgul, along with his schoolmate Amir, were able to leave Tajikstan only after many years when Canada accepted them as refugees.

The Sweetest Embrace follows Soorgul and Amir on their treacherous journey towards the villages of their home country to reunite with their families.

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