University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

11/08/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2018 14:59

Award-winning documentary about Syrian refugees, ‘This is Home,’ shown Monday, Nov. 12

Only twenty-one thousand Syrian refugees out of five million have been accepted into the United States since 2011. The documentary 'This Is Home' follows four families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016. The film will be shown Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in the Christie Theatre, UW-Green Bay at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

'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. 'This Is Home' is the winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary.'