Une Laveuse S.V.P is a 10min. short film, that follows Romanian immigrant Alina as she faces many obstacles created by a flawed system and French Canadian ideologies when she decides to buy a washing machine. She deals with the struggle of miscommunication. It is a film that explores the inequalities that are born from these language barriers, a world where immigrants struggle with access to services. Something as simple as buying themselves a laundry machine becomes a very tall and large mountain that is nearly impossible for them to cross.
It is a film that creates a space for audiences to experience some of the discrimination that immigrants have to go through when moving to Canada, something most people don’t like to admit is happening. The film aims to demystify the reality of immigration in Québec and the challenges that come with it. It also explores dualism in identity and rejects the European idolatry of living in North America as being the best life there is.