From acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Shiva (How To Dance in Ohio, Stagedoor), and Executive producer Jason Blum comes the urgent and beautiful story of a tight knit community of Syrian immigrants who are resettled in Baltimore. Upon their arrival, they have eight months to find jobs, learn English, and become self sufficient, all while they are still getting oriented in a new country and dealing with the aftermath of the horrors that they endured in Syria. And then right in the middle of their resettlement process, President Trump issues his travel ban on all refugees for Muslim-majority countries, and overnight their lives (and safety), becomes even more perilous than they could have imagined. With incredible empathy, director Shiva highlights the inherent decency of a displaced community desperate for help within a country increasingly hostile to them and their plight.
Festivals & Awards
Winner: Audience Award, World Documentary Competition