A film by Marta Iwanek & Christian Borys.
Produced in Association with CBC.
Vika is the story of Vika Govdash, a 17 year old Ukrainian orphan finishing her final year at a rural Eastern Ukrainian boarding school, and the bond she fights to maintain with her 10 year old sister Arina, adopted 4 years earlier during the Ukrainian revolution by a family in Toronto.
While Arina's in the midst of a blissful childhood, with a family in Toronto offering her guidance, unconditional love and the types of opportunities never had, Vika's stepping out into the world as an adult for the first time, moving to another city and leaving behind the only support base she's ever known. Vika hasn't seen her younger sister since Arina left Ukraine for Toronto, but her ultimate goal is to one day reunite with her sister, the only family she has left, and start a life in Canada.
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