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Film Screening of This Is Home: A Refugee Story


Jun 18, 2018 – 5:30 PM

5 W. North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201 Map

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Only twenty-one thousand Syrian refugees out of five million have been accepted into the United States since 2011. This Is Home follows four families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016. They have just eight months to find jobs, learn English, and become self-sufficient. The clock starts right when they land. For Syrians like Khaldoun, who was tortured and left physically disabled, and children like Mohammad, who suffers from PTSD, their needs are vast and complicated. Halfway through the process, President Trump issues a travel ban on all refugees from Muslim-majority countries, and suddenly their lives, and the safety of loved ones still trapped in Syria, become all the more perilous. With much-needed empathy, the film reveals the inherent decency of a displaced community desperate for help within a country increasingly hostile to principles of inclusion and opportunity. This Is Home is the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film Director, the Executive Director of IRC Maryland, and 2 individuals featured in the film with a catered reception to follow.

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