New Frames is drawn from research comprising a short film that sheds light on the everyday experiences, health, and wellbeing of Canada-based young men from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

The New Frames project is a community-based research project about connecting with young men (age 15-19 years) from diverse cultural and migrant backgrounds.The project focuses on stories about their day-to-day experiences living in Metro Vancouver in relation to mental health and well-being. The research team, led by PhD Candidate Carla Hilario, is guided by collaborators comprised of six young men who identify as part of the target population and by a community advisory group, which includes local organizations who provide services and programs to young people.

Directed and filmed by: Lukas Garcia Ariza, Darrion Capellan, Kyle Pangan, Garry Nie, Sharif Mohammad, and Marlio Herrera Lira Cast: Minab Yetbarek, Appy Dhillon, Franco López, Daren Dyhengco, Mukul Rishi and Lukas García Ariza.

Rebecca Haines-Saah moderated the discussion/Q&A during the film’s premiere at the Heartwood Community Cafe. Rebecca is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and soon to be an Assistant Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on youth mental health and substance use through a critical gender and social science lens.

Funded by the Movember Foundation.