Short film

This short film documentary shares the unique experiences of young South Asians tackling the diabetes epidemic in the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada. Through the eyes of youth participating in SAADAP, we examine how migration stressors, income insecurity, mental health, the built environment, and interpersonal relationships influence diabetes risk in their racialized communities.

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Meet the Directors

Shudipta Shabnam Islam and Amina Khan are South Asian public health professionals who co-produced the Beyond the Body documentary. This documentary weaves the stories of 9 South Asian youth living in the Peel region of Ontario, Canada to bring to light how their unique lived experiences as first- and second-generation immigrants impact their risk of Type 2 Diabetes. The documentary highlights themes of immigration, societal expectations, and built environment, and invites viewers to look beyond the traditional factors which shape our help and well-being.