Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Gallatin Refugee Connections (GRC) presents a free screening of This is Home, following the story of four Syrian Refugees rebuilding their lives in America.
The screening will take place on Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 pm at the Bozeman Public Library. The event will begin a five minute Arabic lesson presented by an Arabic teacher with the the World Language Initiative - Montana.
Only twenty-one thousand Syrian refugees out of five million have been accepted into the UnitedStates 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. 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 was the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.
Co-sponsors for the film screenings include Gidalya Pictures, the Montana State University Department of Political Science, Congregation Beth Shalom, World Language Initiative-Montana and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman.
Gallatin Refugee Connections strives to cultivate a welcoming environment for refugees in Bozeman through education and advocacy. GRC is fiscally sponsored by Hopa Mountain.
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