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RNFF - THIS IS HOME

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  • Sun 12 May
  • 91 minutes
  • Director: Alexandra Shiva
  • USA (2018)

Synopsis

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. Despite good intentions, a vast cultural divide prevents the new arrivals and the Americans trying to help them from truly understanding each other.

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, filmmaker Alexandra Shiva reveals the inherent decency of a displaced community desperate for help within a country increasingly hostile to principles of inclusion and opportunity - a scenario that is increasingly mirrored in Europe and the UK.


Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival




RIGHT NOW FILM FESTIVAL

Right Now Film Festival returns to independent cinemas across the UK between the 6th-12th of May with a programme of five feature-length documentaries. These are films that explore the motives and truths behind global systems and address the unjust balances of power happening in the world right now.

Find out more at https://www.rightnowfilmfestival.org