This Is Home: A Refugee Story

No Passes
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Showings

Lark Theater Tue, Nov 27 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Mind Reels
No Passes

Description

Syria to Baltimore - Welcoming the Stranger


"Sure to remain the only film in history with executive producer credits for both Princess Firyal of Jordan and blockbuster horror merchant Jason Blum, This Is Home brings warmth and communal spirit to the table as it follows the travails of four Syrian refugee families finding their collective feet in Baltimore over the course of eight months.


Largely foregoing mawkish sentimentality and ripped-from-the-headlines rhetoric for practical nuts and bolts, this straightforward heart-tugger casts a deserved spotlight on the work of the International Rescue Committee, foregrounding the everyday tasks and processes — from language lessons to fundraisers to the simple challenge of grocery-shopping — that make refugee resettlement possible." — Variety


Guest Speakers to be announced prior to each show.


Optional lunches include farm fresh sandwiches, salads and desserts from Farm House Local. Orders must be received by Saturday noon prior to show.  




Award-winning documentary director/producer Stephen Olsson returns as our host. Stephen Olsson has produced and directed documentary films and television series throughout the world for US and European broadcasters, including BBC, PBS (Frontline, POV, Nova), CNN, National Geographic Television working with diverse personalities like the Dalai Lama, Walter Cronkite, Noam Chomsky, Sean Penn and others. His films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, The Lincoln Center, Mill Valley and film festivals worldwide, winning critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the National Emmy Award for Outstanding Director, the Du-Pont Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award. Stephen is president of the Sausalito-based non-profit media group Cultural & Educational Media CEMproductions.org and is currently producing two documentary television series: Global Spirit, the first internal travel series, (GlobalSpirit.tv) and Bridge to Iran.