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This Is Home
May 14 @ 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00PM
A Sundance Film Festival Award Winner, THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. They attend cultural orientation classes and job training sessions where they must “learn America” — everything from how to take public transportation to negotiating new gender roles.
When the newly imposed travel ban adds further questions and complications, their strength and resilience are put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over, no matter the obstacles. THIS IS HOME goes beyond the statistics, headlines, and political rhetoric to tell deeply personal stories, putting a human face on the global refugee crisis.
Following the screening, representatives from the Vashon Resettlement Committee will lead a community discussion. The screening is made possible thanks to generous support from Island Green Tech and Vashon Theatre. Admission is Free. Donations can be made to Backbone Campaign.